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Exploitation and Commodification

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Abstract

The biggest worry about surrogacy is that it exploits women and turns them and the babies into commodities. This chapter explores exploitation and commodification in detail. It shows that some arrangements, including altruistic surrogacy, do exploit women but that exploitation could be reduced and potentially eliminated in the professional model. Some commercial arrangements commodify women, especially in transnational surrogacy, but this could also be avoided.

Keywords

exploitationExploitation Transnational Surrogacy Altruistic Surrogacy Surrogacy Arrangements Bandini 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand

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