Cross-Cultural Comparisons on Surrogacy and Egg Donation

Interdisciplinary Perspectives from India, Germany and Israel

  • Sayani Mitra
  • Silke Schicktanz
  • Tulsi Patel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Comparative Views

  3. A System Under Transition: The Case of India

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Prabha Kotiswaran
      Pages 127-151
    3. Sunita Reddy, Tulsi Patel, Malene Tanderup Kristensen, Birgitte Bruun Nielsen
      Pages 153-179
    4. Nishtha Lamba, Vasanti Jadva
      Pages 181-201
    5. Vrinda Marwah, Sarojini Nadimpally
      Pages 203-227
  4. A Restrictive System: The Case of Germany

  5. State Supported System: The Case of Israel

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 395-399

About this book


This book is the first to bring together an interdisciplinary collection of essays on surrogacy and egg donation from three socially, legally and culturally distinct countries - India, Israel and Germany. It presents contributions from experts in the field of social and cultural sciences, bioethics, law as well as psychology and provides critical-reflective comparative analysis of the socio-ethical factors shaping surrogacy and egg donation practices across these three countries. This book highlights the importance of a comparative perspective to ‘make sense’ of controversies and transitions in this highly contested area of artificial reproductive technologies. It demonstrates how local developments cannot be isolated from global events and vice versa. Therefore, this volume can be used as a standard reference for anyone seeking to understand surrogacy and egg donation from a macro-perspective in the next decade.


Assisted Reproduction Reproductive Technologies Infertility Surrogacy Transnational Studies Bioethics Medical Sociology Medical Ethics

Editors and affiliations

  • Sayani Mitra
    • 1
  • Silke Schicktanz
    • 2
  • Tulsi Patel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Medical Ethics and History of MedicineUniversity Medical Center GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Medical Ethics and History of MedicineUniversity Medical Center GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  3. 3.Department of SociologyUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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