Surrogacy on the Rise Says New Report

Posted on May 11, 2014

ABC News reports that a new article in Elle suggests surrogacy is on the rise. Also on the rise is the use of a surrogate in situations where the mother is capable of having a child but prefers to use a surrogate. The woman uses the surrogate to protect their career and body. The ABC News story calls this "vanity surrogacy" or "social surrogacy." Dr. Jennifer Ashton says social surrogacy is still really rare. She says there were about 2,000 last year. It may be rare today but if it is starting to get major magazine coverage then it is only going to get more common.

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