Surrogacy

Surrogacy is when another woman carries and gives birth to a baby for the couple who want to have a child.

Full surrogacy (also known as Host or Gestational)  Full surrogacy involves the implantation of an embryo created using either:

  • the eggs and sperm of the intended parents
  • a donated egg fertilised with sperm from the intended father
  • an embryo created using donor eggs and sperm.

Partial surrogacy (also known Straight or Traditional)  Partial surrogacy involves sperm from the intended father and an egg from the surrogate. Here fertilisation is (usually) done by artificial insemination or intrauterine insemination (IUI).


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