Kim Kardashian and 20 Reasons Women Use Surrogates

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With celebrity gossip on fire over Kim Kardashian’s potential surrogacy plans (there’s no evidence as of now so relax), we thought we’d answer a few basic questions about this fertility option. After all, not everyone – celebrities included – use surrogacy for the vain reason of keeping their bodies fit. Percentage of Women who Suffer from Infertility 15% of women suffer have difficulty achieving pregnancy. No matter how rich or famous, stars are not excluded from the statistics. While the reason for surrogacy is obvious in the case of gay men, questions often arise when it comes to women. Why would a woman, who appears healthy and vibrant, consider a surrogate? Besides the obvious answer that one’s private medical business is not a matter for public discussion, below are 19 reasons women have used surrogates.

20 Reasons Women Use Surrogates

  1. Menopause
  2. Premature ovarian failure
  3. Female genetic disorders
  4. Severe ovulatory disorders (ex: refractory polycystic ovaries)
  5. Fertility drug insensitivity (over use of hormone stimulation medication)
  6. Issues stemming from chemotherapy
  7. Endometriosis (a condition resulting from the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the uterus and causing pelvic pain)
  8. Previous hysterectomy
  9. Advanced maternal age (Women past childbearing years or healthy egg carrying years)
  10. Damage from infection or UID (
  11. Congenital abnormalities of the uterus
  12. Severe pelvic adhesions, which distort the uterus
  13. Significant medical conditions that can threaten a woman’s life (severe cardiac or renal diseases, brittle diabetes, active Lupus, estrogen depended cancers
  14. Surgeries for fibroids (these can possibly affect the ability of the uterus to grow as the pregnancy goes by)
  15. Numerous failed IVF attempts (4 or more)
  16. Emotional disorders
  17. Weight gain that can cause distress on the body
  18. Father’s age
  19. A  history of ectopic pregnancies
  20. Personal choice

We’ll stick to number 20 when it comes to celebrities expanding their families. For kicks and giggles, here are just a few famous folk who chose surrogacy to make their baby dreams a reality.

13 Stars Who Pursued Surrogacy

  1. Giuliana Rancic
  2. Elton John and David Furnish
  3. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
  4. Ricky Martin
  5. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
  6. Ellen Pompeo
  7. Nate Burkus
  8. Dennis Quaid
  9. Angela Bassett
  10. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
  11. Ryan Murphy
  12. Jimmy Fallon
  13. Chris Daughtry

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