Addressing legal issues in cross-border gestational surrogacy: current topics and trends

This article provides a brief review of the practical legal management of cross-border gestational surrogacy and addresses issues and problem solving generated by governmental responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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VOLUME 115, ISSUE 2, P268-273


Margaret E. Swain, R.N., J.D., Colin James Rogerson, L.L.B.


This article provides a general overview of the practical management of legal issues in cross-border gestational surrogacy. Particular problems arising from the global pandemic as well as a number of proposed solutions are presented and analyzed. A section addressing the involvement of the fertility center in such arrangements is included. Additionally, the article discusses how parentage and citizenship are handled abroad, with a focus on the United Kingdom.

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Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders.