In keeping with the information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2008, in the United States, 915 women acted as gestational carriers, or surrogate mothers. A gestational carrier is defined as being a woman who gives birth to a child that is not genetically related to her which she carries on behalf of a person or couple who wishes to be the legal parent of the child (Fertility and Sterility 99, 1838-1841, 2013).

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