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Wanting a Child versus Human Dignity

From: Stolen Motherhood


The author critiques the for-profit contract based model of surrogacy and looks at the implications of this model. She touches on concepts of medical ethics, individualism, social infertility, social pressures to have children, LGBTQ+ perspectives on surrogacy, and legal questions in Quebec and Canada.



Maria De Koninck

Maria De Koninck (PhD) was Université Laval’s first Chair of Women’s Studies. Her research has focused on women’s health, including childbirth and reproductive technologies. Her 20 years of international experience include work on HIV-AIDS in West Africa and maternal mortality (notably for WHO). She lives in Quebec City.