"Surrogacy has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life": A content analysis of blogs by U.S. Commercial gestational surrogates

Nicole F. Bromfield

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Abstract

Commercial gestational surrogacy has increased significantly over the past decade, and many people are speaking out against it as dehumanization, commodification, baby selling, and exploitation. Surrogacy has been banned in much of the world, despite only a small number of empirical studies on surrogates' experiences and attitudes. The United States is a popular global surrogacy destination, where surrogacy remains legal. U.S. surrogates are not an invisible group but are active users of internet forums and blogs. This article describes the framing of the experiences by gestational surrogates who keep blogs, using those blogs as data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-217
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2016

Keywords

  • Content analysis
  • Gestational surrogacy
  • Interpretive phenomenological analysis
  • Surrogate blogs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Health(social science)
  • Philosophy

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