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Commercial surrogacy: The half mothers of Anand

HT travelled to Anand, Gujarat, the surrogacy capital of India, to capture the layered experiences of surrogate mothers and go beyond the ‘choice-exploitation’ debate.

india Updated: Dec 15, 2015 18:53 IST
Namita Kohli
Hindustan Times travelled to Anand, Gujarat, the surrogacy capital of India, to capture the layered experiences of surrogate mothers and go beyond the ‘choice-exploitation’ debate.
Hindustan Times travelled to Anand, Gujarat, the surrogacy capital of India, to capture the layered experiences of surrogate mothers and go beyond the ‘choice-exploitation’ debate.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)

The recent move to ban foreign couples from commissioning surrogacy in India has led to a big debate on the ethics of commercial surrogacy arrangements. Those in favour of the practice argue that it’s a matter of choice for working class women who rent their wombs for money. Those opposing the practice feel that it’s inherently exploitative, and constitutes commodification of women’s bodies.

HT travelled to Anand, Gujarat, the surrogacy capital of India, to capture the layered experiences of surrogate mothers and go beyond the ‘choice-exploitation’ debate. Read the full storyhere.