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Tuesday, 16 May 2023

Surrogacy in Latin AmericaIntersentia has published Surrogacy in Latin America edited by Nicolás Espejo-Yaksic (Researcher at the Centre for Constitutional Studies (CEC) of the Supreme Court of Mexico), Professor Jens Scherpe (Director of the Nordic Centre for Comparative and International Family Law, University of Aalborg) and Professor Claire Fenton-Glynn.

The transnational nature of surrogacy – with intended parents often crossing national boundaries to achieve their desire of become parents – has meant that individual states have difficulty taking decisive action to regulate this practice. Moreover, surrogacy remains a highly politicised ethical issue, with different responses to the question of whether surrogacy should be permitted, and if so, on what grounds.

This book is the first comprehensive engagement with surrogacy and surrounding issues in Latin America in the English language. It examines the approaches taken in Latin American jurisdictions, bringing together experts from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico and Uruguay. It provides an overview of the national developments and current legal reform processes in their historical and societal contexts and puts these developments into a global perspective.

For more information about this book, please refer to the Larcier Intersentia website. For information about other publications by Professor Fenton-Glynn, see her Faculty Profile.