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Ethics in Medical Tourism: Placing the Microscope on Surrogacy

September 1, 2016

(Medical Tourism Magazine) – The emergence of the business of international surrogacy burst on the scene as early as 2007, when PlanetHospital founder Rudy Rupak began marketing a surrogacy service in India, promising prospective clients a system of two-surrogates-at-a-time implantation to increase the likelihood of producing a pregnancy by 60 percent. Before long, and billions of dollars later, ethical issues presented themselves like dominoes, and what began for many the promise of life became the ultimate in betrayal and fraud for prospective parents.

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