PDF icon Domestic and International Surrogacy Laws: Implications for Cancer Survivors (chapter 10)

Summary

Lisa Campo-Engelstein and Kiran Sreenivas argue that in order for cancer patients to make informed choices about fertility preservation, they should be made aware of surrogacy as an option of having biological children and the challenges that accompany this choice. They examine the availability of surrogacy to cancer patients and provide an overview of both domestic and international surrogacy laws. Finally, they discuss surrogacy tourism as an option for cancer survivors and underscore the importance of fully informing cancer patients about surrogacy, including potential legal barriers in utilizing it, before they make fertility preservation decisions prior to cancer treatment.

Sreenivas K, Campo-Engelstein L. Cancer Treatment and Research. 2010; 156: 135-52. PMID: 20811830.