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Mexican law and surrogate motherhood
Cir Gen 2013; 35 (S2)

Language: Español
References: 5
Page: 155-159
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Legal science and the positive law, in every time and place, are in need of regular social events that impact the human group in which they are generated a clear example of this today, has brought on the occasion of the advances of science and technology. Therefore, the Mexican legal system has made strides in the regulation of matters relating to the use of assisted reproduction techniques, and the intervention of a second woman in the process of gestation, made social better known as “surrogate motherhood”. It was so, that in the year of 1997, the civil code of the State of Tabasco, authorized the use of assisted reproduction techniques and the intervention of a second woman in the process of gestation, establishing filiation between applicants using the techniques in mention, and the product of gestation, then it other civil and family codes of United States Mexicans, have regulated the figures in quote, which authorized the first, but do not include surrogate motherhood; the civil codes of the Federal District are and Querétaro, as well as the familiar codes of Zacatecas and Sonora, which favour both figures include, Tabasco civil code and the family code of Sinaloa, and those governing the use of assisted reproduction techniques, but is pronounced against the figure of surrogate motherhood, family and civil codes of the States of Coahuila de Zaragoza and San Luis Potosí, respectively.

Key words: Substitute motherhood, surrogate motherhood, assisted reproductive techniques.


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