Surrogate Motherhood: Challenges and Legal Implications


  • Shyamantak Misra
  • Prafulla Chandra Mishra



Surrogacy, Altruistic Surrogacy, Commercial Surrogacy, Assisted Reproductive Technologies.


Surrogacy wasn’t a commonly used term until the 21st century, it came up with the rising level of infertility
in couples and the stringent procedure of compliance for adoption. Surrogacy has always been the choice of
couples for whom genetic link is of utmost importance. At a point of time the rate of commercial surrogacy
was at its peak which leads to several issues and challenges that needs to be treated on an urgent basis and
obviously an enactment to guide alongside which isn’t present till date in India. However, after the passing
of the Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2019 in the Lok Sabha, a hope for betterment has arose. This piece of study
showcases the challenges faced since time immemorial relating to Surrogacy and how it was being tackled
with, without any legislation being present in India. It also stresses on the key points of the upcoming bill
of 2019 and how it would prove to be a turning point for the commercial world that developed due to the
Surrogacy in India.

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

Surrogate Motherhood: Challenges and Legal Implications. (2021). Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 2553-2556.