In Ukraine, more and more women are becoming surrogate mothers for foreign couples -- often out of sheer need. Here a surrogate can earn up to 15,000 euros per pregnancy.
A top German court recommended a woman adopt her own child after she and her husband used a surrogate mother in Kyiv. With surrogacy banned in Germany, the court said the biological mother had no maternity rights.
A group of doctors in Germany is calling for new reproductive health laws. They say the current legislation is outdated, as the science has moved on. They want human egg donations to be legalized and to make IVF safer.
Ukraine's in vitro fertilization clinics draw foreign couples desperate to have a baby. But the process can lead to paternal mistakes and citizenship questions, and experts want more regulation.
In many industrialized countries, the cesarean rate has risen over the last 20 years and the WHO has recommended reducing it. Doctors and midwives are in demand, but also expectant mothers.
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