Gestational Surrogacy in Japan

  • Aratsu Fumika


In order to help sterile couple, assisted reproductive technologies have been remarkably developed in Japan. This article introduces ‘gestational surrogacy’ as one of assisted reproductive technologies and examines its ethical and legal issues in Japan. It deals with doctor’s opinions, government policy, case law and public opinion toward gestation surrogacy in Japan. The conflict among different groups toward gestational surrogacy in Japan should be solved in order to protect the right of intending parents, security of gestational mother and the welfare of the child.

Author Biography

Aratsu Fumika

Seinan Gakuin University, Japan

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