• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Surrogacy, an evaluation of it’s place in today’s society.

Extracts from this document...


SURROGACY, AN EVALUATION OF IT'S PLACE IN TODAY'S SOCIETY. The decision of one women to offer her body as a 'host' for another woman's baby or even possibly to allow her own eggs to be fertilised by another woman's husband and then pass it over after carrying it for nine months, is a tough decision and one not many could make. This essay will examine the 'for' and 'against of this emotive subject. Some women go through fertility testing only to find they have a major health problem such as endometriosis, blocked tubes, mal-formed womb, were born without any eggs, have had an early hysterectomy or have polysistic ovaries. After having experience of infertility and its possible solutions, most 'would- be' mothers embrace any kind of help offered to them. ...read more.


If the woman's problem is endometriosis then there is a possibility of controlling the problem long enough for her to conceive and carry the pregnancy to term, however 30 -40% of sufferers will remain infertile. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopaedia online (2003.), these couples join the ranks of those needing outside help. An abnormally shaped uterus, often called T -shaped, or a cervix which is hostile to sperm are just two of the conditions that add to the list that IVF cannot be used to help and these are examples of the occasions when surrogacy can be the only answer. There are two types of surrogacy, gestational, when the egg from the 'mother' is fertilised by the sperm from the 'father' and the resulting embryo implanted in the surrogate's womb and non-gestational where the surrogate is artificially inseminated with the 'father's' sperm. ...read more.


Although the surrogate mother was not awarded custody in this case, she was granted visitation rights. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopaedia online (2003). Surrogacy is legal in this country but payment of a fee is not, keeping the moral high ground on not buying and selling babies whilst allowing couples to accept help from friends and family. The law says that you can meet any reasonable expenses incurred by the surrogate but not allow her to make a profit on the arrangement. This only becomes a problem when the surrogate has to take unpaid time off from work and the couple don't want her to be financially out of pocket. In conclusion, the point of laws is to ensure that a woman cannot set up a 'business' producing and retailing babies and this has to remain for Britain not to become a country that trades in human life. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Abortion and other medical issues section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Abortion and other medical issues essays

  1. Abortion is acceptable in our society today. Discuss

    Our right to choose is limited by the rights of other people. For example, if this right to choose were applied to another situation it would not be appropriate; very few people would say that an employer has the right to employ someone on the basis of their gender or the colour of their skin.

  2. Describe the treatments available to help infertile couples to have childrenDescribe the treatments available ...

    Their support for transplant surgery is based on their belief in the immortality of the sould, believing that the body is not needed after death and therefore its organs can be used to help the living. It is also reinforced by Jesus' command of 'loving thy neighbour' and his golden

  1. Compare and contrast ‘Morning Song’ by Sylvia Plath and ‘Infant Sorrow’ by William Blake.

    'One cry' indicates the change in her senses because she now needs to be more alert and aware of any actions made from the baby. 'And I stumble from bed, cow heavy and floral', illustrates the physical appearance of her, like a cow which is clumsy and dopey.

  2. B evaluation

    This is not to say however, that all poor people are lazy, but people who work hard to earn their living deserve to enjoy their wealth, and why should they be made to suffer just because of a few lazy people?

  1. BANNING ABORTIONDid you know that there is a perfectly legal killer in America today? ...

    The other major debate is whether or not the fetus is a "human" at the time of abortion. As of now, the US does not classify the child as a human during the abortion. This would classify the abortion as homicide because homicide is a human killing another human.

  2. Country Lovers Essay: How Does Place, Time, Language and Structure Effect The Story "Country ...

    When Paulus comes home from school and finds out that Thebedi has got a baby, he gets very angry. He walks straight to the house where Thebedi lives. He sees the baby and gets very mad. He says he wants to kill himself.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work