Is There a Difference Between a Gestational Surrogate and a Gestational Carrier?


(Text on screen): Fertility Authority, Your Most Trusted Source Ask the Experts Is there a difference between a gestational surrogate and a gestational carrier? Dr. Daniel Shapiro, Medical Director, Reproductive Biology Associates: Surrogacy as the word “surrogate” got a very bad reputation in the ’80s because of the Mary Beth Whitehead case in New Jersey. And certain states, including New Jersey and New York, put restrictions on surrogacy. And part of the way that the field of reproductive medicine got around the stigma of the word was to change what it’s called. Instead of calling it “gestational surrogacy,” now we call the women who offer this service “gestational carriers.” (Text on screen): Fertility Authority, Your Most Trusted Source, 888-236-2882

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