Surrogate mothers should be paid expenses only

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 24 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1104
  1. John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Steps to avoid the growth of commercial surrogacy in Britain are to be taken by the government on the basis of a report published last week by a team set up by health ministers. It proposes that any payments made to a surrogate mother should cover expenses only and that agencies involved should be registered and subject to a code of practice.

    Up to 100 babies a year are born to surrogate mothers, and there is evidence of women earning …

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