The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has issued an [PDF] through its Committee on Ethics. The piece addresses types of surrogacy, public policy, major arguments for and against surrogacy arrangements, and responsibilities of physicians when attending to such arrangements.
Among the guidances:
- “Because of the risks inherent in surrogacy arrangements, such arrangements should be considered only in the case of infertility or serious health-related needs, not for convenience alone.”
- “A physician may justifiably decline to participate in initiating surrogacy arrangements … Read