surrogate motherhood
noun see surrogate mother

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • surrogate motherhood — A relationship in which one woman bears and gives birth to a child for a person or a couple who then adopts or takes legal custody of the child; also called mothering by proxy. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. surrogate… …   Law dictionary

  • surrogate motherhood — Practice in which a woman (the surrogate mother) bears a child for a couple unable to produce children, usually because the wife is infertile or unable to carry a pregnancy to term. The surrogate is impregnated either through artificial… …   Universalium

  • surrogate motherhood — noun see surrogate mother * * * surrogate motherhood noun • • • Main Entry: ↑surrogate * * * surrogate mother, 1. a woman who gives birth to a child through artificial insemination by a man who is not her husband. 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • surrogate mother — n a woman who becomes pregnant usu. by artificial insemination or surgical implantation of a fertilized egg for the purpose of carrying the fetus to term for another woman surrogate motherhood n * * * a woman who becomes pregnant (by artificial… …   Medical dictionary

  • surrogate mother — noun Date: 1978 a woman who becomes pregnant usually by artificial insemination or surgical implantation of a fertilized egg for the purpose of carrying the fetus to term for another woman • surrogate motherhood noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • surrogate mother — /sʌrəgət ˈmʌðə/ (say suruhguht mudhuh) noun a woman who, usually for a fee, performs a service for a couple who wish to have a child, either of being impregnated by the male partner and bringing the child to term, or of having an embryo conceived …   Australian English dictionary

  • The Surrogate (The Outer Limits) — Infobox Television episode Title = The Surrogate Series = The Outer Limits Caption = Season = 7 Episode = 4 Airdate = Production = Writer = A L Katz Director = Ken Girotti Photographer = Guests = Episode list = List of The Outer Limits episodes… …   Wikipedia

  • surrogatemother — surrogate mother n. 1. A woman who bears a child for another person, often for pay, either through artificial insemination or by carrying until birth another woman s surgically implanted fertilized egg. 2. One that acts as, serves as, or is a… …   Universalium

  • Surrogacy — is an arrangement in which a woman carries and delivers a child for another couple or person. This woman may be the child s genetic mother (called traditional surrogacy), or she may carry the pregnancy to delivery after having an embryo, to which …   Wikipedia

  • Gestation pour autrui — Pour les articles homonymes, voir GPA. La Gestation pour autrui (GPA) est une méthode d Assistance médicale à la Procréation (AMP) qui se pratique généralement en cas d infertilité féminine liée à l absence d utérus, ou à sa déformation. La mère… …   Wikipédia en Français

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