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Table 1 Profiles of the 33 surrogates interviewed

From: The social paradoxes of commercial surrogacy in developing countries: India before the new law of 2018

Surrogate Number Pseudo Age Group (yrs) Number of children Marital status(a) Education level(b) Occupation(c) Stage of surrogacy process Previous surrogacy
S01 Vidya 30–33 2 Married Secondary Housewife During pregnancy (7 months) No
S02 Nafeesa 30–33 1 Separated -- (d) Homeworker During pregnancy (6 months) No
S03 Sushmita 21–24 2 Married Illiterate Homeworker During pregnancy (4 months) Yes
S04 Meera 30–33 2 Married Primary Private service During pregnancy (8 months) No
S05 Chanda 25–29 3 Married Secondary Housemaid During pregnancy (8 months) No
S06 Priya Married During pregnancy (7 months)
S07 Jyoti 21–24 1 Married Primary Housewife During pregnancy (5 months) No
S08 Asma 25–29 1 Divorced Primary Homeworker During pregnancy (3 months) No
S09 Nichita 1 Married Secondary Nursing During pregnancy (7 months) No
S10 Kajal 25–29 1 Married Graduate school Hotel/restaurant worker During pregnancy (8 months) No
S11 Cheryl 25–29 1 Widow Illiterate Housemaid After delivery (3 months later) No
S12 Namrata 25–29 2 Married Housewife Before pregnancy (awaiting ET (e)) No
S13 Aditi 21–24 2 Married Housewife After delivery (10 months later) No
S14 Kuchi 30–33 2 Married Primary Housemaid Before pregnancy (awaiting ET) No
S15 Prachi 21–24 1 Married Secondary Housewife Before pregnancy (awaiting ET) Yes
S16 Sarah 2 Married Primary Housemaid Before pregnancy (recruitment) No
S17 Nidi 25–29 1 Widow Secondary Factory worker During pregnancy (2 months) No
S18 Rati 30–33 1 Married Secondary Factory worker During pregnancy (3 months) No
S19 Pushpa 30–33 1 Married Graduate school Private service Before pregnancy (awaiting IVF) No
S20 Ritika 25–29 2 Married Secondary Private service Before pregnancy (awaiting 2nd ET) No
S21 Devika 30–33 3 Married Secondary Housewife Before pregnancy (awaiting 2nd ET) No
S22 Anjali 25–29 3 Married Primary Housewife Before pregnancy (awaiting IVF) No
S23 Nisha 30–33 3 Married Primary Factory worker Before pregnancy (recruitment) Yes
S24 Susheela 25–29 2 Married Graduate school Hotel/restaurant worker Before pregnancy (awaiting IVF) No
S25 Ananda 25–29 2 Divorced Graduate school Housemaid/Job-seeker Before pregnancy (awaiting IVF) No
S26 Indira 30–33 2 Married Secondary Housewife Before pregnancy (awaiting 2nd ET) No
S27 Sabina 25–29 2 Single Secondary Private service During pregnancy (1 month) No
S28 Devna 25–29 2 Married Secondary Nursing During pregnancy (2 months) No
S29 Simran 21–24 2 Separated Secondary Housemaid Before pregnancy (recruitment) No
S30 Kasi 21–24 3 Married Primary Housewife Before pregnancy (awaiting IVF) No
S31 Neela 25–29 2 Married Primary Private service Before pregnancy (awaiting IVF) Yes
S32 Dipti 25–29 1 Married Primary Housewife After delivery (1 month later) No
S33 Hasina 30–33 2 Married Secondary Housewife After delivery (3 months later) No
  1. (a)Separated = married but no longer living with the husband
  2. (b)Education level = primary (up to 7th); secondary (8th to 11th); high school (from 12th)
  3. (c)Private service = security in a shopping mall, receptionist in a construction company, water supply company, jewelry salesperson, newsagent employee
  4. (d)- = missing data
  5. (e)ET Embryo transfer
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