Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 153–159 | Cite as

Paula Gerber and Katie O’Byrne (eds): Surrogacy, law and human rights

Ashgate, 2015, 238 pp, $57.95 (paperback), ISBN: 978-1-4724-5124-8
  • Silviya Aleksandrova-YankulovskaEmail author

With advancements in assisted reproductive technologies, more and more couples have been able to procreate. Surrogacy has emerged as a means of reproductive last resort but not without a slew of accompanying legal, religious, ethical, regulatory, and practical problems. This book, edited by Paula Gerber and Katie O’Byrne, offers a collection of papers by twelve contributors with specialized legal backgrounds in surrogacy, assisted reproduction, family law, and human rights. Each paper provides a specific piece of the broader legal and ethical puzzle surrounding surrogacy.

The book comprises ten chapters, beginning with two contributions presenting, respectively, a personal reflection on one family’s experience with surrogacy (ch. 2) and a theoretical reflection on whether and why to regulate surrogacy (ch. 3). The rest of the book is organized into three parts. The first part analyzes surrogacy regulation in Australia. The second part examines the human rights of particular...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Public HealthMedical University of PlevenPlevenBulgaria

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