Gestational surrogacy, the latest trend in reproductive tourism, a sub-industry of medical tourism, has increased exponentially over the last several years as Americans, Europeans and others seek out surrogacy services abroad. But neither the legal nor the ethical implications of these arrangements has been well-considered.
Unmet need for contraception is high among older adolescents and young adults throughout the world, and most pronounced among young women 20 to 29 years of age. This gap should be filled through strategies that promote reproductive and sexual rights, while funding the essential services women need.
The world is bursting with signs of life, so naturally, America’s oxymoronically named “pro-life” forces are haunted even more by the “fear that someone, somewhere may be happy.”
Infertility and loss is something we always keep quiet. No wonder it seems like such a lonely journey.