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Surrogacy is Big Business in India

By Kai Wade - Director of Communications & Social Media | June 15th, 2012

India has emerged as the 'surrogacy center of the world' with a $445 million industry in fertility tourism. A flourishing number of Indian women are providing surrogacy arrangements for childless couples.

Surrogacy is an infertility treatment alternative where a woman carries and delivers a child for another individual or couple. Surrogacy in India is introduced using a typical IVF procedure. Those who cannot use their natural eggs or sperm can select egg donation in India or sperm donation in India.

What is fueling the trend? Backed by truncated medical costs and an exceedingly competent medical infrastructure, and a wide array of personalized treatment options, India boasts lax surrogacy laws.

Couples are making the trip to India from the United States, Germany, France, Europe and many other parts of the world to take benefit from the prosperous fair of surrogate mothers.

While India is ever enriched by the now a half a billion dollar a year commerce, with surrogacy services offered in over 300 clinics across the country, what benefit does this serve the Indian women who are living the ultimate sacrifice day to day?

The prospect of earning five times the national average annual salary alters their entire lifestyle, and provides profit to their own children in many ways.

Surrogacy can cost up to $100,000 in the United States, while many Indian clinics embellish fees of $22,000 or less.

The beautiful country is home to more than 100 hospitals and clinics that treat infertility issues, with highly modern locations in major cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Calcutta. Second-tier cities such as Bhopal and Indore have also discovered enlightenment from the trend.

India is a land of unlimited opportunity for individuals and couples alike who are unable to have their own children. Surrounded by high-tech facilities and world-class doctors, fertility clinics in India are also seeing an increase with gay couples choosing surrogacy.

The cost of surrogate motherhood can run anywhere from $50,000 to $80,000 or more in the United States. In India, a surrogates fee is about $10,000—a substantial difference.

India, a rising kernel of world-class modernity within a touch of historic culture was once a stagnate country, but is on the rise for something special. Ultimately moving towards a surrogacy-based economy, India specializes in substituting cheaper, more efficient ways of seeking surrogacy solutions.

“Almost all of our equipment for in vitro fertilization is imported,” says Dr. Rama Devi, University of Göttingen Germany alum and head of the Institute for Fertility. “In return, we can offer our service to other people,” she emphasizes.

Dr. Rama Devi offers the option of surrogacy to women who have had uterine cancer, who were born without a uterus, who needed to have their uterus removed during surgery, or for whom pregnancy poses a substantial health risk. She additionally helps women who have already tried in-vitro fertilization several times before, but without successful results.

Dr. Rama Devi and other first-rate doctors in India behold the kind of devotion to detail one would anticipate from global service providers.

Delhi Surrogacy is India's prominent IVF facility which incorporates the most progressive assisted reproductive technology, for both male and female patients.

Serving foreign couples who are in need of a surrogate mother, backed by low fees and modernized care is the prime focus of successful surrogacy arrangements in India. The amazing medical infrastructure in India has accounted for high success rates thus making the business of surrogacy boom.

There are many other infertility (IVF) treatments offered in India including in-vitro fertilization (IVF), intracervical insemination (ICI), and IVF with PGD (pre-implantation genetic diagnosis) in India.

To learn more about surrogacy, find an IVF specialist in your area.



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