Definition of surrogacy in English:


Syllabification: sur·ro·ga·cy
Pronunciation: /ˈsərəgəsē


  • 1The action or state of being a surrogate.
  • 1.1The process of giving birth as a surrogate mother or of arranging such a birth.
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    • In the end, artificial wombs are different from current technologies like IVF and modern arrangements like surrogacy, because they represent the final severing of reproduction from the human body.
    • He is 43 now and he thought about adoption or surrogacy, but eventually decided that being a father wasn't his role in life.
    • A ‘soft’ form of baby selling has already crept in under the rubric of contractual surrogacy.

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