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Trading wombs

Made in India explores the implications of commercial surrogacy in the country

Directors Rebecca Haimowitz and Vaishali Sinha get the stories behind the faces of the phenomena of "outsourcing" surrogate mothers from India in the 97-minute document, Made in India.

The film maps the physical, moral, and emotional risks that middle-class Westerners and 'poor' Indian women take on when they sign a surrogacy contract.


Aasia Khan is a 27-year-old mother of 3 who
lives in a one-room home in a city slum


Desperate to have a child, American couple Brian and Lisa Switzer resort to commercial surrogacy. The Switzers are just two faces of 'Reproductive Tourism', a $450-million industry.
 
Infertile couples in the US pay up to $100,000 for a domestic surrogacy, but for roughly $25,000 they can get the same service in India.

The film seeks to present the dilemma of choice in a bid to address the politics behind the practice.

On Today, 7 pm
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