Surrogacy (or mothering substitution) is an assisted reproductive technology method that is used to overcome infertility and is performed on medical indications.
- — defects in the development of the uterus (deformation, uterine hypoplasia, adhesions, etc.);
- — the absence of a woman's uterus (congenital or acquired);
- — endometrial pathology (atrophy, the presence of synechia, etc.);
- — extragenital pathologies and diseases of internal organs, in which a woman is not suitable for gestation;
- — 3 or more unsuccessful IVF attempts in which a good quality embryo was transferred to a woman;
- — habitual miscarriage (3 or more pregnancies ended in spontaneous miscarriage).
Married couples (with or without marriage), as well as single women who do not have a spouse or partner, could use surrogacy.