Gestational Surrogacy Informative Speech

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Good afternoon everyone I am Ariel before the presentation begins I would like to ask you a question, please raise your hand if you want to have children in the future or you already have your own angles? Thank you. Having a newborn baby is always a joyful news and an indispensable member when building a family. However, the desire of pregnancy is now related to a controversial issue. Today I’m going to talk about gestational surrogacy which is also known as surrogate mother.

In the following presentation, I will first explain the definition of gestational surrogacy and surrogate mother. Then, I will outline the ethical, social and legal controversies of this issue. As I am an opponent to this issue, I will then point out the weakness of
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In the process of surrogacy, gametes of the composing couple will be collected. After the process in vitro fertilisation, severals embryos will be created. Then the embryos will be transferred to the uterus of the surrogate host for implantation. In this type of surrogacy, the surrogate host and the infant are genetically unrelated. Next, is the definition of surrogate mother, it refers to woman who carries and delivers a child on behalf of another couple

Moving on, are the controversies of this issues. In the ethical perspective, it is believed that gestational surrogacy would provide an alternative for infertility or same-sex couples to build their family with children. However, it is also pointed out that multiple embryo transfers and unethical abortion often occur in the process of surrogacy.

Next, in the social perspective, the population structure of many developed countries are under undesirable condition due to the ageing population and low birth rate. This could reduce the competitiveness of cities and hinder economic development. Therefore, surrogacy is considered as the alleviation of the ageing population. However, due to the high risk of having abnormal infant, social and medical burden may be increased in the
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Moving to the next part, I will further explain some of the controversial arguments. First of all, the proposing argument is about Family building between infertility or same-sex couple. According to 2003 surrogacy is a treatment option available to couples with medical problems including an absent uterus in female recurrent miss carriage, which lower the probability of pregnancy. Therefore, surrogacy is an alternative choice for this couples to have children. Additionally, same-sex marriage is being more accepted, there is an increasing trend of same-sex parent, mentioned by Power et al, gestational surrogacy is one of the approach for family formation in same-sex

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