Surrogacy in Latin America, Nicolás Espejo-Yaksic, Claire Fenton-Glynn, and Jens M. Scherpe

Park-Morton, Charlotte ORCID: 0000-0003-3864-7611 (2024) Surrogacy in Latin America, Nicolás Espejo-Yaksic, Claire Fenton-Glynn, and Jens M. Scherpe. International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 38 (1). ebae001. doi:10.1093/lawfam/ebae001

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Surrogacy in Latin America, edited by Nicolás Espejo-Yaksic, Claire Fenton-Glynn, and Jens M. Scherpe, was published in May 2023 and launched at the 2nd International Surrogacy Forum in Copenhagen in June 2023. The book, based on a joint research project by the Centre for Constitutional Studies of the Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico and the Cambridge Family Law Centre, follows an earlier project which focused on the regulation of surrogacy in Eastern and Western jurisdictions, Eastern and Western perspectives on surrogacy.1 The focus of this book, as the title suggests, is to provide an insight into how the practice of surrogacy is regulated in jurisdictions in Latin America. Twelve jurisdictions are examined within the book, with contributions from legal academics, practitioners, judges, and members of relevant Committees. The jurisdictions covered are Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Uruguay. Chapter 1, ‘An Introduction’, written by the editors, sets the context for the project and the book, with the rest of the book dedicating a chapter to each jurisdiction. Various aims of the book can be extracted from the introduction. First, it is an aim for the book to expand upon, and ‘fill the gap’ of, Eastern and Western perspectives on surrogacy by examining jurisdictions in Latin America. Secondly, the purpose is stated to be to ‘inform about the current state of, and developments on, surrogacy laws in Latin America’,2 particularly considering the impact of the global surrogacy market. Thirdly, there is the aim to contextualize the current approaches to surrogacy against historical, cultural, and religious influences. These three aims combined would therefore meet the final expressed aim of the book, being to contribute to debates and legal reform, both within Latin America and beyond.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Book Review
Uncontrolled Keywords: Surrogacy; Latin America; Jurisdictions; Global surrogacy market
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General) > K520 Comparative law > K3601 Medical law
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Kamila Niekoraniec
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2024 15:07
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2024 11:45

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