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The Enhancements in Reproductive Technology Todays childbirth advances have opened up new doors for those with no hope of having a child of their very own Advances such as artificial insemination and fertility drugs have resulted in a process called surrogate motherhood for those in need of it Surrogate motherhood is the medical advance that enables another woman to carry a child for a couple that is not able to themselves This is sometimes due to faulty or missing reproductive organs The option of a surrogate mother definitely raises an eyebrow for a couple in need of a carrier or what some refer to as a type of incubation for their child Of course every medical research or breakthrough has its downfall and bashing by the public or media Just as other break-throughs raise the question often mentioned Is surrogate motherhood morally right if a family is incapable of giving birth to a child on their own Many medical corporations involved in the process of surrogate motherhood have the same exact medical procedures For example the Center for Surrogate Parenting Incorporated CSP has broken down the process of surrogate motherhood into a three-phase process which begins with the testing process In this phase infertility specialist trained in the field of third party reproduction must medically screen the future surrogate mother This screening includes A thorough examination that involves a physical and lab testing for sexually transmitted diseases The diseases that will be screened will include Hepatitis B Hepatitis C HIV HTLV-1 syphilis herpes and blood RH factor The surrogate is also screened for certain viruses that can seriously affect the health of an unborn childMedical Overview 7-11 Once all the test results are received including a urine test for drug use the surrogates spouse or partner is sent for similar testing When all final results are back the phase I process is complete Phase II is considered as the matching process
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