Nepalese surrogacy unearthed

Xavier Symons | 20 June 2015 | Comments
tags: India, Nepal, surrogacy
The devastating earthquake in Nepal last April unearthed the ongoing exploitation of young Indian migrants by surrogacy agents in Kathmandu.

Woman at centre of Indian euthanasia debate dies

Michael Cook | 23 May 2015 | Comments
tags: end-of-life care, euthanasia, India, minimal consciousness

Israel evacuates babies of surrogate mothers from devastated Nepal

Michael Cook | 16 May 2015 | Comments
tags: gay parenting, India, Israel, Nepal, surrogacy
Nepal has become a surrogacy hub.

Outsourcing embryos in India

Michael Cook | 08 May 2015 | Comments
tags: India, surrogacy
A recent Vice documentary explores the well-trodden path to shady surrogacy practices in India.

Is this guru dead or meditating?

Michael Cook | 20 December 2014 | Comments
tags: determining death, India
The body of Ashutosh Maharaj lies in refrigeration while his followers wrangle with the courts.

Distinguished doctor arrested over Indian sterilisation tragedy

Xavier Symons | 15 November 2014 | Comments
tags: India, negligence, sterilizations
Thirteen women have died following a series of unhygienic sterilisation operations in an Indian birth control clinic.

Over-50s are major clients of Indian IVF

Michael Cook | 02 November 2014 | Comments
tags: India, IVF, older mothers
"Come alone. Leave as a family. Age no bar”

A disturbing study of gendercide in India

Xavier Symons | 16 August 2014 | Comments
tags: gendercide, India, sex-selective abortion
A major report on sex-ratios and abortion in India gives detailed background on the scourge of gendercide.

The industrial revolution in surrogacy

Xavier Symons | 09 March 2014 | Comments
tags: baby factories, India, surrogacy
An innovative doctor wants to set up a baby factory in India.

India profits as Afghan health crisis continues

Xavier Symons | 09 March 2014 | Comments
tags: Afghanistan, India, medical tourism
Medical tourism booms in India,

Simultaneous surrogates: India’s new trend

Michael Cook | 02 November 2013 | Comments
tags: India, surrogacy
The Indian surrogacy industry keeps tweaking its product line to keep up with the market. The latest trend to emerge in the media is twiblings – children born at the same time to two surrogate mothers.

FIGHTING EXPLOITATION 1: New industry guidelines for Indian surrogates

Michael Cook | 26 October 2013 | Comments
tags: India, surrogacy
The newly formed Indian Society for Third-Party Assisted Reproduction is drafting moral and ethical guidelines for the surrogacy industry.

FIGHTING EXPLOITATION 2: Indian clinical trial consents to be videotaped

Michael Cook | 26 October 2013 | Comments
tags: clinical trials, human research ethics, India
The Indian Supreme Court has ordered the central government to ensure that the informed consent of any patients in clinical trial be videotaped.

Survey of Indian surrogacy reveals shocking abuses

Michael Cook | 21 July 2013 | Comments
tags: India, surrogacy
A survey of surrogate mothers and commissioning parents in India deepens suspicions that the US$2 billion industry is deeply exploitative.

Convicted paedophile gets child from surrogate mother in India

Michael Cook | 15 June 2013 | Comments
tags: India, Israel, surrogacy
A convicted Israeli paedophile adopted a 4-year-old girl from a surrogate mother in India, the Jewish Chronicle has reported.

Indian women victimized in sterilization camps

Michael Cook | 15 June 2013 | Comments
tags: India, informed consent, sterilization
Sterilization of poor Indian women is still a major tool used by state governments to slow population growth.

Are US media finally discovering the exploitation in India surrogacy?

Michael Cook | 13 April 2013 | Comments
tags: India, Kazakhstan, surrogacy
CBS twigs to the dangers of surrogacy in India and commercial surrogacy spreads in Kazakhstan

Suicide the leading cause of death for young Indian women

Xavier Symons | 28 March 2013 | Comments
tags: India, sex-selective abortion, suicide
Is this related to sex-selective abortion?

Indian gynaecologist jailed for organising massacre of Muslims

Michael Cook | 09 March 2013 | Comments
tags: genocide, India
One of the more fundamental and easily grasped obligations of the ethical obligations of a doctor is not to incite people to mass murder. However, an Indian gynaecologist who ran a maternity home in Gujarat has been jailed for 28 years over the slaughter of 96 Muslims in 2002.

Horror in a mass sterilization camp in India

Xavier Symons | 03 March 2013 | Comments
tags: India, population control, sterilization
Earlier this month four doctors in a West Bengal public hospital performed up to 106 sterilization operations in a single day, with hospital staff dumping patients in a nearby field to recover.

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