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Wombs for Rent

Synopsis
Asks whether it is right for childless couples to ‘rent a womb’ and pay for the services of a surrogate mother. Kim Cotton, Britain’s first surrogate mother argues that we should learn from Bill Handel, whose California clinic offers ‘professional’ surrogacy and undertakes to minimises the risks. Joan Bakewell discusses the issues with Kim Cotton, Bill Handel, Professor Ian Craft, Dr David Cook and Dr Linda Hogan.
Series
Heart of the Matter, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 40 min.
Year of production
1997
Availability
Sale; 1998 sale: £14.99 (inclusive)
Notes
Broadcast on BBC1 16/3/97.
Subjects
Medical sciences
Keywords
fertility - human; medical ethics; surrogate motherhood

Credits

Producer
John Drury
Contributor
Anne Reevell; John Drury
Cast
Joan Bakewell 

Sponsor

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

CTVC Video

Email
ctvc@ctc.co.uk
Web
http://www.ctvc.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8950 4426
Fax
020 8950 1437
Address
Hillside Studios
Merry Hill Road
Bushey, Herts WD2 1DR

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