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SECOND INTERNAL ASSESSMENT SUBJECT: FORENSIC SCIENCE “Surrogacy : Through Socio- Medical Hourglass” SUBMITTED BY: VIRAAT TRIPATHI DIVISION: B PRN: 16010125107
“Surrogacy: Through Socio - Medical Hourglass” SECOND INTERNAL ASSESSMENT 2 | P a g e Table of Contents Acknowledgement ................................................................................................................ 3 Abstract ................................................................................................................................ 4 Introduction .......................................................................................................................... 5 Statement of Problem ........................................................................................................ 6 Research Methodology ...................................................................................................... 6 Research Hypothesis .......................................................................................................... 6 New Reproductive Technique and the Conventional Socio-Medical Challenges .................... 8 Religious Conundrum over Surrogacy ............................................................................... 8 Heath Issues for the Surrogate ........................................................................................... 9 Public Health Risk of Surrogacy ........................................................................................ 9 Issues of Citizenship Parentage and Identity .................................................................... 10 Conclusion: The Road Ahead .............................................................................................. 14 Suggestions ..................................................................................................................... 14 References .......................................................................................................................... 16
“Surrogacy: Through Socio - Medical Hourglass” SECOND INTERNAL ASSESSMENT 3 | P a g e Acknowledgement In a quest to complete this work, I involved many people who offered their advice, timely help and service. I must content m yself saying ‘Thank You’ to my Professor for the able guidance throughout this course and for presenting this opportunity which has enabled me to understand some of the various intricacies involved in the socio-legal and medical aspects related to surrogacy. My thanks and appreciations also go to Dr. Shashikala Gurpur, Director, Symbiosis Law School, Pune for always being an ideal for hard work and determination throughout this work.
“Surrogacy: Through Socio - Medical Hourglass” SECOND INTERNAL ASSESSMENT 4 | P a g e Abstract The uninhibited dependence upon the agencies of science and technology to cater to socio- familial and parental desires has paved way to ‘reproductive tourism’ via the advent of assisted reproductive technologies. Of the many options, surrogacy has caught the public-eye and so much so that even visa regulations have been changed in line with the growing practice. However, the unfettered and rapid growth of this commercial industry poses various challenges not only to the multiple orthodox socio-ethical notions related to fatherhood and motherhood but it has also emerged as a contemporary trial for the pre-established medical standards and the industry. On the one hand critics have raised concern about the ethical, social, medical and legal implication of the same on children and the women who sell theirs wombs to earn livelihood in commercial surrogacy arrangements. On the other hand, it has been applauded by supporters of procreative rights and contractual individualism . In this backdrop, the paper therefore endeavours to examine the socio-medical implications of surrogacy associated with the parties, the medico-legal setup and societal behavioural pattern. At the same time, the paper also intends to highlight the need for a concrete legal framework in reference to the recent developments to protect the rights of parties involved in the process while demarcating a clear course for further medico-legal development in order to better determine the parentage of the children and to redefine the concept of motherhood and fatherhood from a socio- medical perspective.

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