Surrogacy Market Size By Type (Gestational Surrogacy, Traditional Surrogacy), By Technology (Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In-vitro Fertilization (IVF) {Classical/Standard IVF, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)}, By Age Group (Under 35 Years, 35-37 Years, 38-39 Years, 40-42 Years, 43-44 Years, Over 44 Years), By Service Provider (Hospitals, Fertility Clinics), Industry Analysis Report, Regional, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2025

Published Date: Dec 2019  |  Report ID: GMI4469  |  Authors: Sumant Ugalmugle, Rupali Swain

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 170   |   Base Year: 2018

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry trends

Surrogacy Market size exceeded $5.5 billion in 2018 and is projected to achieve over 24.5% CAGR up to 2025.

Surrogacy Market

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Surrogacy is a method of assisted reproduction in which the intended parents work with surrogate who carries the baby until birth. The two types of assisted reproductive technology are traditional and gestational. The traditional technology involves utilization of surrogate’s eggs, making her biological mother of the baby. While in gestational, the surrogate does not have any type of biological link with the baby. In the case of altruistic surrogacy, the surrogate does not receive any monetary compensation as majority of these agreements involves close relatives of the intended parents. The industry comprises both altruistic as well as commercial practice. Commercial practice is restricted in majority of countries across the world.

The first ethical IVF embryo transfer was successful in 1975. In this case, the legal traditional surrogacy agreement was negotiated by a lawyer named Noel Keane in which the surrogate did not receive any compensation. However, Noel Keane used this experience to establish a fertility center that would arrange numerous surrogate pregnancies every year. This played a significant role in the history of surrogacy industry in the U.S. The year 1978 marked the birth of first baby conceived through IVF transfer. Further, the case of ‘Baby M’ in 1986 led to firmer surrogacy laws that led to adoption of gestational practise by several surrogacy professionals in order to avoid legal entanglements. However, these regulations did not have significant effect on industry growth as the demand persisted to be constant. Technological advancements in assisted reproductive techniques coupled with soaring cases of infertility will drive the market growth over the coming years.

Increasing number of causative factors leading to infertility problems will escalate the procedure demand

Various factors that lead to infertility includes problem with sperm or egg production, age, genetic factors and excessive exposure to some chemicals and toxins. Alcohol consumption, steroid use, surgical removal of one of the testicles due to cancer, and diabetes can also result in low sperm count, thereby leading to infertility problem in men. In women, hormonal disorders, benign growths in uterus, abnormal anatomy of the cervix or uterus, blocked fallopian tubes, stress, chemotherapy, kidney or sickle cell disease may result in infertility. According to CDC, nearly 10% women population (approximately 6.1 million) aged between 15 to 44 years face difficulty in getting pregnant in the U.S., thereby stimulating the market demand.

Rising number of fertility clinics along with growing awareness about fertility treatments such as sperm/egg donation and in-vitro fertilization will escalate the adoption of fertility treatments, thereby propelling the business growth. Moreover, rising prevalence of polycystic ovarian syndrome in women leads to difficulty in conceiving the child, resulting in escalated demand for surrogate mother, thereby leading to market expansion. However, stringent regulations pertaining to commercial method along with high cost involved in the procedure will hamper industry growth to certain extent over the coming years.

High adoption of gestational type by healthcare professionals will stimulate business growth over the forecast period

Two types of surrogacy include traditional and gestational. The industry has witnessed numerous litigations in the recent years in case of traditional method. Hence, to avoid legal involvement majority of the healthcare professionals have adopted the gestational technique propelling market outlook. Stringent regulations pertaining to commercial practice in various countries has further elevated adoption of gestational method, fostering the overall business growth. The gestational surrogacy market size will cross USD 26 billion by 2025.

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) technique has revolutionized male infertility treatment


Georgia Surrogacy Market By Technology

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In-vitro fertilization, intrauterine insemination (IUI) and others are the technologies used in assisted reproduction. The in-vitro fertilization market dominated the industry by accounting over 60% revenue share in 2018 owing to high adoption and success rate of the technology. The increasing number of in-vitro treatments and favorable reimbursement scenario will positively impact the surrogacy market growth over the coming years. The in-vitro fertilization market is further bifurcated into classical/standard IVF and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) technique. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection method has revolutionized the male infertility treatment as it requires a smaller number of sperms that are penetrated into the egg with the help of injection technique, thus fostering the market growth of ICSI technology.

Majority of surrogate mothers are between the age group of 21 to 37 years, that will drive the segmental growth

Surrogacy industry by age group includes below 35 years, 35-37 years, 38-39 years, 40-42 years, 43-44 years and over 44 years. Below 35 years segment is anticipated to witness over 25% CAGR over the projected period as majority of surrogate mothers are aged below 35 years due to high success rate at this age. Additionally, the number of cycle requirement is also less in this age group, thereby stimulating the industry growth.

Fertility centers accounted for over 60% revenue share in the year 2018

By service provider, the surrogacy market is segmented into hospitals, fertility centers and others. Rising number of fertility problems, growing awareness about infertility treatment and increasing disposable income are the factors that will drive fertility centers segment growth over the coming years. Increase in number of fertility clinics will further propel segmental growth. Fertility clinics are undertaking numerous initiatives including digital marketing, advertisement and awareness campaigns through social media will positively impact the market growth. 

No legal framework regarding surrogacy in Nigeria has led to lucrative growth of the regional market

Africa Surrogacy Market By Country

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The surrogacy agreements in Nigeria are based on simple contract terms. Moreover, there is no legal framework pertaining to such practice in the country. The prohibition of commercial practice in various countries such as India and Thailand has resulted the coupled to opt for procedure in unregulated markets including Nigeria, that will result in business growth. Furthermore, the increasing cases of infertility in the country will lead to over USD 460 million market size by 2025. Cost-effective in-vitro fertilization treatment will further boost the Nigeria surrogacy industry demand over the analysis period.

Increasing awareness about infertility treatments will stimulate the demand over the forecast years

Some of the notable players offering assisted reproductive technologies are New Hope Fertility Center, Nova IVI Fertility (NIF), IVI-RMA GLOBAL, AVA Clinic Scanfert, Ovation Fertility, Bangkok IVF Center, Extraordinary Conceptions, Cardone & Associates Reproductive Medicine & Infertility, LLC. Increasing number of infertility cases coupled with rising awareness has stimulated the demand for infertility treatment. The fertility clinics providing IVF treatments are using digital marketing as a tool to raise awareness about infertility, thereby driving the surrogacy market growth.

Recent industry developments:

  • In January 2019, IVF Spring Fertility Clinic in Mumbai, India planned to launch digital marketing campaign to create awareness about infertility and availability of treatment options in the market to increase clinic’s sales as well as customer base
  • In March 2016, Merck Serono, a pharmaceutical company launched a social health initiative to educate and raise awareness about solutions to fix infertility issues among couples facing such type of concerns

Surrogacy market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2014 to 2025, for the following segments:

By Type

  • Gestational surrogacy
  • Traditional surrogacy

By Technology

  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • In-vitro fertilization (IVF)
    • Classical/standard IVF
    • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
  • Others

By Age Group

  • Below 35 years
  • 35-37 years
  • 38 - 39 years
  • 40-42 years
  • 43-44 years
  • Over 44 years

By Service provider

  • Hospitals
  • Fertility clinics
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
  • Europe
    • Czech Republic
    • Estonia
    • Georgia
    • Greece
    • Poland
    • Russia
    • Sweden
    • Ukraine
    • UK
  • Asia Pacific
    • India
    • Thailand
    • South Korea
  • Africa
    • Kenya
    • Nigeria
    • South Africa


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of surrogacy exceeded $5.5 billion in 2018.
The industry share of surrogacy is projected to achieve over 24.5% CAGR up to 2025.
Surrogacy is a method of assisted reproduction in which the intended parents work with a surrogate who carries the baby until birth.
Below 35 years age group segment is projected to secure lucrative 25% CAGR till 2025. Majority of surrogate mothers are aged below 35 years due to the high success rate at this age, which will propel the industry growth.
The US industry for surrogacy is anticipated to dominate the global landscape, owing to the decreasing birth rate in the country due to infertility problems.

Premium Report Details

  • Published Date: Dec 2019
  • Pages: 170
  • Tables: 148
  • Charts / Figures: 12
  • Companies covered: 13
  • Countries covered: 16

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