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Aug. 7, 2017, 3:33 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ACR-DATA-1

"What will become of the innumerable surrogacy factories located throughout the vast country of India? Infamous surrogate profiteer Nina Patel has long planned her under construction industrial one-stop-shopping surrogacy conveyer belt" (para 18). "In conclusion, India’s new law represents a major step forward given its recent history as the surrogacy capital of the world" (para 20).
June 12, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ACR-DATA-1

"At least 150 women accessing IVF treatment attend the clinic each month" (p 21)
Oct. 14, 2016, 5:51 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: ACR-DATA-1

According to UN Women, 19% of women in Greece have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime. 6% have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. 1% have experienced lifetime non-partner sexual violence (ENB-Coder Comment)
April 25, 2016, 6:23 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: ACR-DATA-1

"One hundred sixty-six women were charged with abortion-related crimes between 2010 and 2013" (2).
April 4, 2016, 7:21 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ACR-DATA-1

"In 2007, 20,803 applications for termination of pregnancies were submitted to the Commission for Pregnancy Terminations, 20,392 (98.0%) approvals were given and 19,478 (93.6%) actually occurred.As of 2005, the majority of applicants to the Commission are single women (previously – it was mostly married women) 14,384 were Jewish, 1,514 Muslim, and 194 were Druze women. In recent years, the main reason for pregnancy terminations was out of wedlock pregnancy (51.7% in 2006)" (123). "In 2006, 25,552 cycles of IVF treatment were performed, with some women receiving more than one cycle of treatment, resulting in 6,473 pregnancies and 4,298 live births (5,229 children)" (126). Table 39 details the number of IVF ...more
March 31, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ACR-PRACTICE-1, ACR-DATA-1

"Mia Bloom, a security studies professor at Massachusetts University and author of Bombshell: Women and Terrorism, said the recruitment campaign painted a 'Disney-like' picture of life in the caliphate. Some young women were offered financial incentives, such as travel expenses or compensation for bearing children"(para 18). Syria is not specifically mentoned in this statement but the article as a whole speaks about Syria and Iraq (ENB-CODER COMMENT)
March 31, 2016, 1:32 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: ACR-PRACTICE-1, ACR-DATA-1

"Mia Bloom, a security studies professor at Massachusetts University and author of Bombshell: Women and Terrorism, said the recruitment campaign painted a 'Disney-like' picture of life in the caliphate. Some young women were offered financial incentives, such as travel expenses or compensation for bearing children"(para 18). Syria is not specifically mentoned in this statement but the article as a whole speaks about Syria and Iraq (ENB-CODER COMMENT)
Feb. 29, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: ACR-DATA-1

""It is not very prevalent due to the price. Maybe 20% of women or less use in vitro fertilization and/or sperm donation and surrogacy. There is not the same pressure to have a child if one cannot, because of the hard life here. Fewer children will be easier, especially in urban settings. In villages, more children may be more useful to help." Natalya Bochkor" (17)
July 1, 2015, 5:13 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: ACR-DATA-1

"The Committee ... is further concerned about the lack of official data and research on the prevalence of illegal and unsafe abortions in Poland" (page 10).
April 10, 2015, 11:31 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: ACR-DATA-1

"There are 50 clinics that operate in Poland that do IVF ... People are having IVF and having babies, but there are no standards. No central registry, so it is hard to follow how the IVF is done. [It is] all based on how clinics say they are doing it. [There are] no mechanisms to control them. There is no monitoring. IVF is done in Poland and there is some public money going towards it, but it is not regulated" (para 21)
April 1, 2015, 8:22 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ACR-DATA-1

"She is one of the millions of surrogates who help to generate 24.8 billion rupees in revenue each year and, along with roughly 3,000 clinics that provide in vitro fertilization, have turned India into the surrogacy capital of the world" (para. 1). "Today, leading ART clinics in the country oversee anywhere from 100 to 300 surrogate pregnancies every year" (para. 5). "A 2013 study conducted by the nonprofit Centre for Social Research found that 88 percent of surrogate mothers interviewed in Delhi and 76 percent in Mumbai did not know the terms of their contract. In fact, 92 percent of those in Delhi did not even have a copy of ...more
Jan. 31, 2015, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: ACR-DATA-1

"The big announcement was that Cuba would be opening special centers for infertile couples in each of the country’s 168 municipalities. The government says it treated 3000 couples for infertility in 2010, and more than doubled that number in the following three years. The country has also tripled the number of special reproductive technology centers, to three, and there have been 500 births by artificial insemination. They are also increasing the special maternity units where women with high-risk pregnancies can stay full-time" (para 7)
Dec. 22, 2014, 12:40 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ACR-DATA-1

"But a combination of rising infertility, a recent relaxation of the one-child-per-family policy and a cultural imperative to have children has given rise to a booming black market in surrogacy that experts say produces well over 10,000 births a year" (para 3). "China’s unregulated market, with a network of roughly 1,000 baby brokers nationwide, often results in trouble" (para 8)
Sept. 12, 2014, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ACR-DATA-1

"Together, domestic and international couples will have more than 2,000 babies through gestational surrogacy in the United States this year, almost three times as many as a decade ago" (para. 9). "Four years ago, according to Stuart Bell, the chief executive of Growing Generations, a Los Angeles surrogacy agency, only about 20 percent of its clients came from overseas, but now international clients are more than half. Other agencies report the same trend" (para. 28)
Sept. 2, 2014, 4:53 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ACR-DATA-1

"There have been two previous attempts to transplant a womb — in Turkey and Saudi Arabia — but both failed to produce babies" (para 4)
Sept. 2, 2014, 4:52 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ACR-DATA-1

"There have been two previous attempts to transplant a womb — in Turkey and Saudi Arabia — but both failed to produce babies" (para 4)
Sept. 2, 2014, 4:50 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ACR-DATA-1

"Nine women in Sweden have successfully received transplanted wombs donated from relatives and will soon try to become pregnant, the doctor in charge of the pioneering project has revealed.The women were born without a uterus or had it removed because of cervical cancer. Most are in their 30s and are part of the first major experiment to test whether it's possible to transplant wombs into women so they can give birth to their own children. Life-saving transplants of organs such as hearts, livers and kidneys have been done for decades and doctors are increasingly transplanting hands, faces and other body parts to improve patients' quality of life. Womb transplants — ...more
July 30, 2014, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ACR-DATA-1

"Each year, an estimated 25,000 foreign couples visit India for surrogacy services, resulting in more than 2,000 births" (para 2)
Dec. 10, 2013, 8:14 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ACR-DATA-1

"...surrogacy is growing rapidly by the day, thanks to India emerging as a centre for medical tourism and being one of the few countries in the world where commercial surrogacy is widely available. Estimates for the value of this industry range from Rs 20 billion to 2.3 billion US dollars" (para 1)