Field notes: The push and pull of commercial surrogacy

Despite the practice being banned in India, clinics have devised ways to work around it

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NEW DELHI • India used to be known as a global baby factory, due to a booming commercial surrogacy business for foreign couples worth more than US$2 billion (S$2.7 billion) a year.

This was until the government decided to ban the practice in 2015.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 20, 2019, with the headline The push and pull of commercial surrogacy. Subscribe