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Letter: Increases in International Surrogacy Cases Translate into Increased OB-GYN Awareness

Published:October 10, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2022.09.013
      Advances in medically assisted procreation have transformed the therapeutic landscape in assisted reproductive technology. This includes in vitro fertilization with a gestational carrier (GC), traditionally used to treat heterosexual infertile couples for congenital uterine malformation, acquired conditions including intrauterine adhesions and leiomyoma, and medical conditions that contraindicate pregnancy. However, the legalization of same-sex marriage has spurred global demand for medically assisted procreation using a GC. The United States National Assisted Reproductive Technology Surveillance System data reported almost 31 000 GC pregnancies between 1999 and 2013
      • Perkins K.M.
      • Boulet S.L.
      • Jamieson D.J.
      • et al.
      Trends and outcomes of gestational surrogacy in the United States.
      ; further estimates include a total of >25 000 children born using GCs in India as of 2012.
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