publication . Other literature type . Thesis . 2018 . Embargo end date: 30 Jan 2018

Psychological Well-Being, Maternal-Foetal Bonding and Experiences of Indian Surrogates

Lamba, Nishtha;
  • Published: 30 Jan 2018
  • Publisher: Apollo - University of Cambridge Repository
  • Country: United Kingdom
Over the past two decades, India has become an international hub of cross-border surrogacy. The extreme economic and cultural differences between international couples seeking surrogacy and the surrogates themselves, clinics compromising health of surrogates for profit, the stigmatisation of surrogacy in India, and the constant surveillance of these women living in a ‘surrogate house’, have raised concerns regarding the potentially negative psychological impact of surrogacy on Indian surrogates. The primary aims of the thesis were (i) to conduct a longitudinal assessment of surrogates’ psychological problems (anxiety, depression and stress) from pregnancy until ...
free text keywords: Surrogacy, Cross-border surrogacy, Surrogates, Indian surrogates, Maternal-foetal bonding, Prenatal bonding, Depression, Longitudinal analysis, Cross-sectional analysis, Mixed-methods approach, Pregnancy, Prenatal depression, Postnatal depression, Experiences of surrogates, Psychological well-being of surrogates, Global south, Policy, Stigma, Learned helplessness
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