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UK should change law on surrogacy to help commissioning parents, report says

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6302 (Published 23 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6302
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

The United Kingdom’s 30 year old law on surrogacy is “out of date and in dire need of reform,” concludes a wide ranging review of the practice that surveyed commissioning parents, surrogate mothers, and professionals involved in surrogacy.1

Under current law dating back to 1985, the surrogate mother is the legal mother of a baby born by surrogacy, and her husband or partner, if he consented, is the legal father. The surrogate mother …

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