Human Sexuality Issue 4

Issue: Conceiving Children
There is now a booming trade in “reproductive tourism”. Clinics in India are using local women to have foreigners’ babies. These local women have been referred to as “wombs for rent”. Surrogacy costs about $12,000 in India compared to about $70,000 in the US. Is this another example of third-world exploitation? What are your thoughts about this phenomenon? Explain your answer.