A Surrogate Dilemma

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Learning Objectives:-
  • Ethical issues associated with pre-implantation/prenatal testing and embryo selection, genetic testing and screening after birth
  • Ethical, legal and professional aspects of contraception, artificial reproductive technologies, termination of pregnancy and neonatal care
  • Human Fertilisation Embryology Act 1998, Surrogacy Act 1985, Abortion Act
  • The need for the doctor to be aware of all laws regarding surrogacy to correctly inform the patient
  • The need for the doctor to fully advise the patients of what is required in the procedure, in order for them to be able to make a fully informed decision

Students need to:

  • Articulate what is involved in the surrogacy procedure
  • Identify whether it is legal within the UK
  • Recognise who the parents are: biological and legal

  Legal Aspects of the case

  Ethical Issues Raised

  In Clinical Practice


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almostadoctor says...
In the video it says that no money must exchange hands for surrogacy, but what about expenses?
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Dom replied...
I think expenses are OK, just not anything over expenses
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JaneB says...
yeah i'm pretty sure expenses are fine. but no money can actually be given for the surrogacy in itself.
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newbie says...
But if the surrogate is also the couple's friend, surely that relationship could put pressure on the surrogate to give the baby up after delivery, even if she doesn't want to... Also, she's had 7 previous children, and they might also be affected by th
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newbie replied...
their mother giving away her baby, especially if they are not able to fully understand the situation
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Authors: Titiksha Masand, Navta Masand

Editors: Philip Xiu, Jacky Wong

Voice Actors: Zoe Monnier-Hovell, Tom Jones, Ross D'Souza