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Surrogates have 'positive experience' in India

18 November 2013 Last updated at 12:12 GMT

In India, producing surrogate babies is a booming business. Reproductive technology allows wealthy but childless couples to hire impoverished Indian women as surrogate mothers.

Pregnancy and childbirth have become commercial transactions.

Dr Nayna Patel is a pioneer in the field. She says it is a "positive experience" for surrogate mothers but HARDtalk asks her if she is exploiting poor, sometimes illiterate women?

Living inside the house of surrogates

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Monday 18 November at 14:30 and 20:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel at 00:30 on Tuesday 19 November.

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