uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Gauging the interests of birth mother and child: a qualitative study of Swedish social workers' experiences of transnational gestational surrogacy
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH). (Internationell kvinno- & mödrahälsovård och migration/Essén)
Department of Social Work, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden.
Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Social Medicine and Global Health, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH). (Internationell kvinno- & mödrahälsovård och migration/Essén)
2018 (English)In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 21, no 1, p. 86-99Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There are few studies on how social workers deal with cases regarding transnational surrogacy. Our study intends to contribute to filling this gap. In Sweden, surrogacy as an assisted reproductive technology method is not permitted. As a result, many prospective parents have turned abroad, mainly to India, for surrogacy. There are no laws regulating surrogacy in Sweden, and difficulties have arisen in establishing legal parenthood when the parents return with the child. This qualitative interview study with social workers found that legal uncertainty and ethical issues surrounded their handling. With no guidelines, the constructions of parenthood will continue to depend on individual social workers' conflicting views on how to best meet the surrogate mother’s interest and the best interest of the child. Regulationis thus needed to better protect those involved and minimize the contingent aspects of legal handling by individual officials.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. Vol. 21, no 1, p. 86-99
Keyword [en]
Legal parenthood, Sweden, social workers, transnational commercial surrogacy, construction
National Category
Social Work Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-307959DOI: 10.1080/13691457.2016.1256869ISI: 000417767400008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-307959DiVA, id: diva2:1049054
Available from: 2016-11-23 Created: 2016-11-23 Last updated: 2018-03-08Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1369 kB)9 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1369 kBChecksum SHA-512
f4cd648e27d738b509d676f70810ff34bf8cd2e7271a22de97f02aa4ea8cd96e00823d259758ef57896877ec535e6f7a31e5e8b3d810e92992a7d6c11a9ba3eb
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records BETA

Arvidsson, AnnaEssén, Birgitta

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Arvidsson, AnnaEssén, Birgitta
By organisation
International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH)
In the same journal
European Journal of Social Work
Social WorkObstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 9 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 569 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf