Nirmala, a 30 year old woman from Chandigarh planned to ‘rent out her womb’ and the reports highlighted by the media were received with dismay.
Her unconventional plans to raise money for the treatment of her husband raised many eyebrows and the legal, social and ethical ramifications of the latest technologies being introduced were questioned.
While we are discussing the legal implications of surrogacy, it needs to be investigated as to why an invalid husband has to see his wife publicly announcing her ‘womb for rent’.
All this because she needs the money to pay for medical treatment of her husband.
The percentage of infertility in couple in US and UK are quite high compared compared with 2 to 6 percent of couples in India who have been classified as technically infertile.
The derivatives have been arrived at after failure to conceive, even after several years of unprotected sex.When we pay one of the highest taxes regarding personal taxation, when even retired old men, widows and senior citizens see their only earnings, interest on their deposits with Banks and Government Deposits, slashed below comprehensible levels, why cannot the state ensure medical treatment for such economically weak patients? 700 per month, hardly enough for one square meal a day. More coursework: 1 - A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I - J | K - L | M | N - O | P - S | T | U - Y Surrogacy Surrogacy literally means substitute or 'taking the place of someone else'.What kind of a governance do we have in the country?What does our Constitution guarantee in such cases?Since the birth of the first test tube baby in 1978 there have been demands for promulgation of laws to solve the disputes which were likely to crop up as derivatives of modern techniques.The infertility related private health care systems have become one big money squeezing industry which is totally unregulated and based on profitability rather than need.The economic pressures that entail should indeed find welcome support through IVF.The IVF method comprises artificial insemination involving the husband’s or denors sperm and the ova from the wife or surrogate mother is used for fertilization.The rarity of the surrogate practice has still not raised the storm of controversies it should have but the scenario is fast becoming demanding and our laws should be prepared to deal with eventualities.The World Health Organization conducted a worldwide survey the details of which are every informative.