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Surrogacy’s ashes prove fertile for India’s large IVF chains

Proposed legislation has dented India’s reputation as a global surrogacy capital. But as the sun sets on surrogacy, large, institutionally-funded IVF chains are readying for their moment in the sun

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Up until recently, Akanksha Infertility Clinic in Anand, Gujarat, was the leading surrogacy clinic in India. At its peak in 2015, the clinic saw 185 births through surrogacy. Today, things are different. The majority of beds in the hostel for surrogate mothers lie empty. The once-serpentine queues of couples—both foreign and Indian—are now markedly shorter….

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