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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Surrogacy

Nikos Koumoutzis

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 January 2023

Subject(s):
Comparative constitutional law — Right to family life — Individual rights — Natural rights — Children — Embryos and embryonic stem cells — Patients — Women

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1 Surrogacy is an arrangement whereby a woman (the surrogate) agrees with a couple or a single individual (the intended or commissioning parents) to begin pregnancy and bring a child to term on their behalf. 2 Depending on the source of the eggs used to create the child, there are two types of surrogacy: a first one, known as traditional surrogacy, where the eggs come from the surrogate herself; and a second one, known as gestational surrogacy, where the eggs come from a woman other than the surrogate, the intended mother, or a third donor (Beaumont and Trimmings...
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