What does surrogacy mean?

Definitions for surrogacyˈsɜr ə gə si, ˈsʌr-

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  1. surrogacy(Noun)

    The state or condition of being a surrogate.

  2. surrogacy(Noun)

    The practice of being a surrogate mother.


  1. Surrogacy

    Surrogacy is an arrangement in which a woman carries and delivers a child for another couple or person. The surrogate may be the child's genetic mother, or she may be genetically unrelated to the child. In a traditional surrogacy, the child may be conceived via home artificial insemination using fresh or frozen sperm or impregnated via IUI, or ICI performed at a health clinic. A gestational surrogacy requires the transfer of a previously created embryo, and for this reason the process always takes place in a clinical setting. The intended parent or parents, sometimes called the social parents, may arrange a surrogate pregnancy because of female infertility, other medical issues which make pregnancy or delivery impossible, risky or otherwise undesirable, or because the intended parent or parents are male. The sperm or eggs may be provided by the 'commissioning' parents, but donor sperm, eggs and embryos may also be used. Although the idea of vanity surrogacy is a common trope in popular culture and anti-surrogacy arguments, there is little or no data showing that women choose surrogacy for reasons of aesthetics or convenience.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surrogacy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surrogacy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vasanti Jadva:

    Given that the majority of surrogates still felt very positive about the surrogacy it is not surprising that they were not found to be experiencing psychological problems.

  2. Wanlop Tankananurak:

    The important part is if the couple seeking surrogacy services is Thai or the couple is mixed-race, they can find a Thai woman to be their surrogate providing she is over 25.

  3. Wanlop Tangkananurak:

    Surrogacy business leaves too much long-term trouble for Thailand, so we are banning foreign couples from seeking surrogacy in our country to avoid being a hub and to prevent what we saw last year.

  4. Gordon Allan Lake:

    Thailand has great medical facilities, hospitals, embryologists and surrogacy has been going on for years in Thailand, everyone had great expectations, there was no reason to think anything could go wrong.

  5. Andrea Braverman:

    This study shows that surrogacy can work well, and it can work well over the long term, but it doesn’t tell us what conditions made this possible, personally, when I talk to surrogates after they deliver, they don’t look at it as giving up their baby, because it was never theirs to begin with. It is an amazing, personal life experience that people go through together and the fact that they come out of it feeling positive doesn’t surprise me.

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