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Traditional surrogacy is a type of infertility treatment when surrogate gives her own eggs thus being an egg donor simultaneously. This type of treatment is usually illegal and opposite to gestational surrogacy. In traditional surrogacy carrier is a biological mother to a child.

Most often this method is out of legal framework and connected with fraud. According to the majority of legislations the surrogate in this case is mother and possesses all the rights for the child. Later there is a long difficult procedure of renunciation of her rights.

This method can bring a very small advantage in money comparing with gestational surrogacy but can be very dangerous in legal consequences.

We strongly advise to consult a lawyer when wishing to start a traditional surrogacy program. Both oral or written agreement is not enough. All the possible details and aspects must be covered. And of course it must be fully legal.

Our European Center of Human Reproduction is a company of professional lawyers who specialize in reproductive legislation. We will consult you about possible variants of realizing the traditional surrogacy program and make the expertise of your case.

Sex selection family planning

Sex selection is a technology which allows to choose a sex of future child. An embryologist takes a part from an embryo (which is absolutely harmless for it) and explores it. It is possible to predict the future diseases and the sex of a concrete embryo and transfer only males or females to the woman' uterus.

In comparing with previous methods based on timing pre-implantation sex selection guarantees 100% reliability.

The demand is usually for boys, even in the USA parents wish to have a male offspring (40%) rather than female one (28%).

Sex selection for social or cultural reasons is prohibited in the majority of countries being possible only to avoid transmission of genetic disorders.

So, intended parents have to join the reproductive tourists going to the countries with less strict regulation.

We, European Center of Human Reproduction, consult all the categories of intended parents about sex selection. We will speak about possible variants and advise a country and a clinic. Being fully independent and not affiliated with any clinic we will tell about all details of organizing the program with sex selection.

Sometimes it is possible to perform IVF in one country and send the material for analysis in another one thus making the procedure less expensive.

Cohabiting couples

Cohabiting couples are now become more and more widespread. It is relations when people being in fact spouses do not formalize there marriage. The reasons may be different but sometimes the reproductive rights for such couples vary from the married couples.

For example, in Germany or Switzerland people must be married to be able to use donor sperm. Surrogacy is possible for officially married couples in India or some states of USA.

In that case such people have to be treated as a single woman which limits greatly the reproductive rights of the couple.

The most severe situation is for homosexual couples which do not have opportunity to marry officially in many countries. Lesbians can be treated as single women, but gay usually do not have any reproductive rights.

So very often leave the legal framework and start treatment informally or come abroad to a countries with less strict rules.

 We, European Center of Human Reproduction, consult all the categories of intended parents about their reproductive rights. We will advise a country and a clinic or agency which suits your demands in a best manner. The full legal expertise of your case will be performed and intended parents will get the detailed information about possible variants of treatment.

We strongly believe that everyone has a right for parenthood.

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