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What is a traditional surrogate?

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A traditional surrogate is a woman who gets artificially inseminated with the father's sperm. She then carries the baby and delivers it for you and your partner to raise.

A traditional surrogate is the baby's biological mother. That's because it was her egg that was fertilized by the father's sperm. Donor sperm can also be used.

SOURCES:

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: "Third Party Reproduction."

The Ethics Committee. , November 2003.  Fertility and Sterility

The National Infertility Association: "Surrogacy," "Myths about Surrogates."

Sreenivas, K. and Campo-Engelstein, L.  , 2010. Cancer Treatment and Research

Saul, S.  , Dec. 13, 2009. The New York Times

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "ACOG Committee Opinion, February 2008: 'Surrogate Motherhood.'"

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 7, 2017

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SOURCES:

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: "Third Party Reproduction."

The Ethics Committee. , November 2003.  Fertility and Sterility

The National Infertility Association: "Surrogacy," "Myths about Surrogates."

Sreenivas, K. and Campo-Engelstein, L.  , 2010. Cancer Treatment and Research

Saul, S.  , Dec. 13, 2009. The New York Times

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "ACOG Committee Opinion, February 2008: 'Surrogate Motherhood.'"

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 7, 2017

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