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'Social Surrogacy' increasingly popular trend

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Medical experts say more and more young, healthy couples are turning to surrogates to start families.

It's not because they can't conceive. Rather, it is because they don't want a pregnancy to affect their careers or bodies.
         
Experts call the phenomenon Social Surrogacy.
         
"Women that decide to say, 'Well I'm going to get a surrogate because I don't want to go through childbirth, I don't want to get stretch marks, it's going to disfigure my body,' what are you going to do when you take the baby home? Are you going to give it to someone else to raise," said Dr. Manny Alvarez, Fox News senior managing health editor.

Social Surrogacy is not cheap. Experts say on average it costs about $100,000.

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