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India's new surrogacy laws to disappoint many Australians

India's new surrogacy laws to disappoint many Australians

Updated 15 January 2013, 23:00 AEDT

New laws regulating commercial surrogacy have gone into effect in India, to protect women from exploitation.

The rules mean women wanting to act as surrogates must be aged between 21 and 35, and there are limits on the number of embryo transfers and live births they can undergo.

Couples wanting to use an Indian surrogate will also need to have been married for two years, be heterosexual and live in a location where surrogacy is legal. That will rule out many would-be Australian parents.

Presenter: Tracee Hutchison

Speaker: Jenny Millbank, Law Professor from the University of Technology in Sydney

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