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surrogacy

(sûr′ə-gə-sē, sŭr′-)
n. pl. surroga·cies
The condition of being a surrogate, especially a surrogate mother.

surrogacy

The state of being a surrogate—usually understood to be a women allowing use of her uterus to carry another woman’s fertilised egg.

surrogacy

See Gestational surrogacy.

surrogacy

An agreement by a woman to undergo pregnancy so as to produce a child which will be surrendered to others. Fertilization may be by seminal fluid provided by the future adoptive father, or an ovum fertilized IN VITRO may be implanted in the surrogate mother. Surrogacy for gain is illegal in Britain and in some other countries.
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Like other titles in this series of publications, Adoption and Surrogate Pregnancy is a useful resource for researchers, (1) in this case for those beginning to explore two complex issues that are intensely personal, yet subject to institutional bias and media hype.
Generalizing from this case, the family physician's role can be to explore with a couple their thoughts, feelings, and motivation for decisions such as surrogate pregnancy. The physician can also assess the marital communication pattern and the emotional capacity for intimacy in the couple's life while gathering such information.
She is so addicted to having babies she is planning a THIRD surrogate pregnancy. She also claims she will have surrogate babies until she's FORTY - if she is capable.
Although she can no longer have a child, technically her eggs could be used in a surrogate pregnancy. However, her surgeon Ann Coxon would advise against doing so in case her ovaries contained any cancerous cells.
Phoebe also gets to find out if her surrogate pregnancy for her brother and sister-in-law has been successful.
Roche, 31, caused outrage this week after lying about terminating a surrogate pregnancy for a Dutch couple.
Maureen said she hopes the surrogate pregnancy will help her get over the death of her son.
A spokesman also refused to discuss the possibility that the adoption was after a surrogate pregnancy using Mr Miliband's sperm.
Marina Bailey hid her surrogate pregnancy from Channel 4 after having two eggs implanted just before filming began.
It was Jill's third surrogate pregnancy, so you'd have thought she was well-practised at handing over a child hours after its birth.
"Apart from the problems you can have with pregnancy, this is a surrogate pregnancy and there are more.