Debating on Surrogacy. Different Voices on the Goodness of Surrogate Motherhood

Debora Viviani, Luca Guizzardi


Undoubtedly, the title of this issue of Italian Sociological Review could be read as a dogmatic defense of the practice of surrogate motherhood as well as of gestational surrogacy – but it is not. On the contrary, this issue represents an attempt to give voice to the individuals and their ideas, representations and experiences about surrogacy rather than to social ideologies, ontologies or theories. Instead of judging – as an a priori assumption – that surrogacy is always bad, the articles outline the conditions thanks to which surrogacy can be a good way to have a child – or to help someone to have their child.



surrogate motherhood; surrogacy; gestational surrogacy

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ISSN 2239-8589 | Managing Editor: Debora Viviani | Editor in Chief: Paola Di Nicola