Conducting interview in delivery room at the Akanksha Infertility Clinic.
I reported on India's surrogacy trade for Wall Street Journal this week.
It's an evolving practice that I followed closely during my two year posting in India.
A year ago, I interviewed India's leading fertility doctor Nayna Patel in Anand, Gujarat for VJ Movement. The fertility doctor caters to infertile westerners eager to rent out an Indian woman's womb at five times less than it would cost them back home.
I post the original video here as a supplement to the WSJ report. (Give the site 30 seconds to fully load).
I prefer this long-form interview format for a controversial topic like this. I was able to engage the doctor on issues like exploitation and rights of surrogates, financial gains and medical risks for surrogates and the surprisingly spiritual side of the practice.