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Ep 49 | Social Surrogacy


November 12, 2021
Today we’re going to dive into the nitty-gritty of the topic: what is social surrogacy? Who could this be right for? If anyone. And what are the real ethical concerns about the topic?

On this episode of Fertility Café, Eloise talks about a subject that she’s never really spoken about, social surrogacy. Gestational surrogacy is an amazing opportunity for intended parents who are otherwise unable to have a baby of their own. It’s a form of third-party reproduction that has become increasingly accepted in the public eye and more accessible than ever before.

The leaps and bounds made in the field of third-party reproduction these past couple of decades are incredible. IVF and gestational surrogacy have made parenthood possible for people in ways that used to be unthinkable. And so, of course, it makes sense for there to be a lot of ethical questions and dilemmas to pop up. This question of using surrogacy by choice is an important discussion to have. It helps us define the blurry line and science and reproductive technology between doing good and taking it too far.

In this episode, Eloise talks about:

  • Why some women might pursue social surrogacy.
  • Is social surrogacy ethical?
  • How social surrogacy impacts society’s view of third-party reproduction.
  • Eloise’s view on social surrogacy as an agency owner and past surrogate.


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