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[Perspectives] The world of surrogacy

Surrogacy is a contentious issue that evokes strong reactions. The idea of a woman undergoing pregnancy to give birth to someone else’s child challenges traditional notions of motherhood. For all those involved, surrogacy entails inherent emotional and ethical challenges. Bodies, a new play written by Vivienne Franzmann and directed by Jude Christian at the Royal Court in London, UK, explores the promise and pitfalls of surrogacy, taking the point of view of both wealthy parents-to-be and a surrogate Indian mother.