La gestation pour autrui en Inde‪ : Des difficultés de terrain révélatrices d’une réalité controversée

Abstract : Surrogacy, now a global medical practice, is highly controversial, especially when it occurs in less developed countries. This is the case in India where surrogacy facilities have greatly developed in recent decades. Nevertheless, surrogacy in India is still poorly documented, compared with the magnitude of the debate surrounding the practice worldwide. In 2013 and 2014, following upon several localized anthropological studies of the topic, I undertook a two-year field study, first in Mumbai, then in Chennai and New Delhi. The objective was to understand this biomedical practice through the discourses and experiences of those involved, particularly the intended parents and surrogates. Rather than an analysis of these interviews, this paper focuses on the difficulties encountered throughout this fieldwork, ones that now appear to be consistent with what was observed and then analysed. Indeed, these difficulties are revealing, in part, of the reality of surrogacy in India.
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Virginie Rozée. La gestation pour autrui en Inde‪ : Des difficultés de terrain révélatrices d’une réalité controversée. Journal des anthropologues, Association française des anthropologues, 2017, ⟨https://www.cairn.info/revue-journal-des-anthropologues-2017-1-page-253.htm?contenu=article⟩. ⟨hal-02203718⟩

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