SURROGACY

 

In common parlance, “womb on rent”, Surrogacy is an ART technique whereby eggs of the female partner are fertilised with the sperm of male partner.

 

Embryos formed are transferred, not into the female partner, but another woman who agrees to get the embryos implanted and to carry the whole pregnancy for the next 9 months if the IVF treatment is successful.

 

This technique is a ray of hope for women who otherwise are unable to carry pregnancies on their own such as cases of absent uterus/patients who have got uterus removed by hysterectomy for medical reasons/severe scarring of uterus such as Ashermanns syndrome/unexplained recurrent miscarriage/recurrent IVF failures as well as women forbidden medically from getting pregnant due to poor medical health.