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Comparative study on the regime of surrogacy in the EU member states

Brunet, Laurence, King, Derek, Davaki, Konstantina, McCandless , Julie, Marzo, Claire and Carruthers, Janeen (2012) Comparative study on the regime of surrogacy in the EU member states. European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium.

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Abstract

Surrogacy is an increasingly common reproductive practice. Today, stories about surrogacy regularly appear in popular culture and news outlets, while the number of organisations offering surrogacy services is clearly on the rise, as is the number of cases involving surrogacy in courts across the EU. Surrogacy raises important legal issues, such as whether surrogacy contracts should be enforceable, as well as questions pertaining to the legal parenthood of a child born to a surrogate mother and his/her citizenship and nationality. There are also significant policy and regulatory concerns relating to: payment; autonomy; child welfare; gender, sexual orientation and socio-economic inequality; reproductive health; and globalisation

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/portal/en
Additional Information: © 2012 European Union
Library of Congress subject classification: K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Departments > Law
Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2013 14:07
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/51063/

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