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New Regulation on Surrogacy

Q. What is surrogacy, what are its types? Does new changes in law will be helpful with respect to women empowerment?

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  • Context: The Union Cabinet has recently  approved the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2020. This will include recommendations of the Rajya Sabha Select Committee on it.
  • surrogacy: Surrogacy is when any woman  bears a child on behalf of another woman, either from her own egg or from the implantation in her womb of a fertilized egg from another woman. It may be-
  1. Commercial surrogacy- where monetary compensation to the surrogate mother along with medical expenses associated with the pregnancy are provided.
  2. Altruistic surrogacy- Where  no monetary compensation to the surrogate mother is being provided.
Reference: The Hindu