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Question 21#Print Question

Ms Jones is a 28-year-old woman who has agreed to be a gestational surrogate for a couple who cannot bear children. She presents to your office for prenatal care.

Which of the following is your responsibility as an obstetrician caring for a gestational surrogate?

a. Consult with intended parents regarding all clinical interventions and management of the pregnancy
b. Discuss the health of the surrogate and progress of the pregnancy with the intended parents without consent of the surrogate mother
c. Make recommendations for prenatal care in accordance with the agreement between the gestational surrogate and the intended parents
d. Only provide prenatal care to her, if the adoptive mother is also your patient
e. Provide appropriate care regardless of the patient’s plans to keep or relinquish the future child


Question 22#Print Question

A 24-year-old patient who you have been seeing for routine gynecological care reports that she is considering becoming a surrogate mother for a couple she knows at work.

As her physician, what is your responsibility to her in preparing her to become a surrogate?

a. Contact the intended parents so that you can provide care for them also
b. Explain to her that you will require an additional fee to care for her pregnancy since she will be a surrogate
c. Recommend that she utilize the same legal counsel as the intended parents
d. Refer her to mental health counseling
e. Review the surrogate contract to ensure that she is being fully compensated




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