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In India, producing surrogate babies is a booming business. Dr Nayna Patel is a pioneer in the field. Is this 21st-century way of making babies irresponsible or a public service?

In India, producing surrogate babies is a booming business. Reproductive technology allows childless, wealthy couples to hire impoverished Indian women as surrogate mothers - pregnancy and childbirth have become commercial transactions. HARDtalk speaks to Dr Nayna Patel, a pioneer in the field. Her clinic has been recruiting surrogates and delivering babies to order for a decade. Is this 21st-century way of making babies irresponsible and exploitative or a positive public service?

First shown: 4.30am 18 Nov 2013 4 months left Duration 30 mins

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