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“Baby factories” providing children for sale on the illegal adoption market in Nigeria

“Baby factories”,  the term refers to any place where pregnant women and young teenage girls are voluntarily or forcefully impregnated and kept illegally until their babies are born and then sold for monetary gains – in practice they are usually disguised as hospitals, maternity homes, social welfare homes or orphanages, providing children for sale on the ilegal adoption market, often to infertile couples, homosexual ones or singles also to organ trafficking rings.babies for sale

It is paradoxical that, while surrogacy is not well accepted in this region, “baby factories” are, read HERE (Reproductive  Biomedicine Online 32; 6-8, 2016). There is no question of the serious ethical problems that this practice raises in that it means commodification of women, often the poorest, which moreover is a serious social problem.

La entrada “Baby factories” providing children for sale on the illegal adoption market in Nigeria aparece primero en Observatorio de Bioética, UCV.

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