Saturday, July 14, 2012

15 ways to make a baby - article in Hindustan Times

Tavishi Paitandy Rastogi, Hindustan Times
Till as recently as a couple of years ago, mothers-in-law asked uncomfortable questions, intrusive relatives cast aspersions and couples hung their heads in shame for not having kids in the first few years of marriage. Not any more.

Easy availability of information online has played a big role in changing old mindsets, especially in urban India. Most young people are coming around to exploring newer, more successful ways to procreate.

Even as most experts stand by the view that the best and the most fun way to make a baby is inside a bedroom, people are more aware of “other ways” to procreate. “Having a baby has always been a wonderful thing. And, thank God, people are now not just discovering but also making use of and talking about the ‘other ways’ rather comfortably,” says Mumbai-based infertility specialist, Dr Aniruddha Malpani.
Actor Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao’s baby boy was born via surrogacy

2 comments:

  1. That is a nice article. Although they talk about people using donor sperm/donor eggs, they convey the impression that it is only married couples exploring these options. Out of relevance to my own situation (I'm returning to India soon as an SMC), do you have any single mother by choice patients? Is there any public awareness? Additionally, single/gay men going the surrogate/donor egg route are rare even here, are they practically non-existent in India?

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  2. Dear Jay,

    Yes, we are seeing an increasing number of single mothers by choice. Many of these women are highly educated professionals, who are financially independent and happy to make up their own mind. Interestingly, quite a few of them are doctors !

    The world is becoming flatter !

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