Surrogacy as an Alternative for Depressive Infertile Couples


  • Shyamantak Misra
  • Prafulla Chandra Mishra



Surrogacy, Infertile, Depression, Artificial reproductive techniques, Anxiety, Stress.


This piece of work aims to provide a clear picture of the available alternatives to the intending infertile
couples and how far surrogacy is acceptable as an alternative to the prolonged infertility treatments that
ultimately lead to depression symptoms like anxiety and other expressed emotional patterns. It’s a bestowed
power on women to cherish the experience of motherhood but unfortunately not all the women are lucky
enough to conceive and enjoy the joyous feeling of being a mother and experiencing motherhood. It’s
usually a dubious decision to make for the intending infertile couples whether to continues with the infertility
treatments to have a child of their own or opt for an alternative like Surrogacy or Adoption. This article states
the need of taking up an alternative before it’s too late and emphasizes on the reasons for taking up surrogacy
as an alternative above the other available ones and also mentions the reasons why couples do not opt for
surrogacy so that one takes care of the same while choosing the same. The procedure to be followed by such
couples while selecting this alternative has also been stated so that they find themselves in a better position
than the once suffering to get through.

Author Biographies

Shyamantak Misra

Research Scholar, School of Law, KIIT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Prafulla Chandra Mishra

Dean, School of Law, KIIT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India




How to Cite

Shyamantak Misra, & Prafulla Chandra Mishra. (2021). Surrogacy as an Alternative for Depressive Infertile Couples. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 2549–2552.