What impact has the war in Ukraine had on surrogacy? | BBC News

What impact has the war in Ukraine had on surrogacy? | BBC News



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The war in Ukraine has many far-reaching effects but one of the more unexpected has been on couples hoping to have babies through commercial surrogacy.

The country used to be the go-to destination in Europe due to its surrogacy laws, but now it’s nearby Georgia, where numbers are soaring.

Agencies there are recruiting women from across central Asia to meet the rising demand, leading to concerns about exploitation.

Recently, Russian forces launched a renewed offensive in the Kharkiv region in an attempt to break through a weakened Ukrainian front line.

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