Poverty not the force behind choosing to be a Surrogate
A recent survey reveals that poverty is not the force behind choosing to be a surrogate mother as most of them and their husbands were already earning modest income.
In fact, the main reason was that surrogacy gives the surrogate mothers an opportunity to invest in something that was not possible with what they were earning.
Paying off loan, getting better housing facility, providing better education for their children and health treatment of their family members were the prime reasons for the surrogate mothers to sign in for surrogacy, according to the survey.
The findings are based on a survey conducted by the Kiran Infertility Centre, Hyderabad along with other clinics. Doctors and ART banks based out of Delhi ( Full Report : http://www.indiamedicaltimes.com/2013/08/15/poverty-not-the-force-behind-choosing-to-be-a-surrogate-mother-survey/ ) on 174 surrogate mothers from all over India.
About the Author :
Dr. Samit Sekhar
IVF and Surrogacy Program Director.
Kiran Infertility Centre, Hyderabad.