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How Melissa Harris-Perry Is Sparking a National Conversation About Fertility and Family

Melissa Harris-Perry with her newborn daughter.

Melissa Harris-Perry’s recent announcement about the birth of her daughter via a surrogate, and the broader conversation about redefining family that she hopes to instigate, could help other women, particularly in communities of color, talk about aspects of their reproductive lives that have previously been little discussed.

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Marketing Global Surrogacy—the Oprah Factor

On her show, Oprah presented global surrogacy as a promising practice, spotlighting a US family that obtained their baby through medical tourism in India. But she left out the social complexities involved.

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Kidman and Urban: Another Celebrity Couple Uses a Surrogate Mother to Build Their Family

While the celebrity couple is to be congratulated on this obviously joyous occasion, it leaves one to wonder when surrogacy will be truly regulated in the USA and abroad.

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