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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89-99
“The Miracle Mothers and Marvelous Babies”: Psychosocial aspects of surrogacy – A narrative review


1 Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, MAHE, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Manipal University (MAHE), Manipal, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University (MAHE), Manipal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ansha Patel
Room No. 33, Department of Psychiatry, Third Floor, OPD Building, Kasturba Medical College, MAHE, Manipal, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jhrs.JHRS_33_20

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Surrogates are described in literature as true angels “who make dreams happen.” On the other hand, surrogacy has also been surrounded by several psychosocial controversies. In this review, we have made an attempt to encapsulate this topic from the multiple perspectives of individuals who are involved in the surrogacy cycle. We present to the readers the various outlooks and dilemmas of the clinicians, patient parties contracting for surrogacy, the child born out of surrogacy, and the intricate role of the mental health professionals in surrogacy arrangements. The review also throws light upon the psychosocial issues in connection to the evolving Surrogacy practices in Indian and in the Western world.


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