Surrogacy in Africa

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This chapter reviews the emerging status of surrogacy in Africa. The first section provides an overall introduction, exploring themes such as surrogacy and cultural values, the rise of fertility clinics, and the importation of fertility and IVF skills (not to mention agencies) into Africa. The second section consists of country briefs of identified ‘hotspots’: these include Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Namibia, Botswana, Rwanda and Uganda. The choice of countries was dictated by detected incidences of surrogacy occurring in these countries. The third section identifies some conclusions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Surrogacy and the Law
EditorsKaterina Trimmings, Sharon Shakargy, Claire Achmad
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781802207651
ISBN (Print)9781802207644
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2024

Publication series

NameResearch Handbooks in Family Law series
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd

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