John Malik
opinion

Surrogacy Helps Level the Playing Field Between Men and Women's Careers

Women don't experience changes to their bodies as a result of the pregnancy and can continue working in the same capacity.
Surrogacy Helps Level the Playing Field Between Men and Women's Careers
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Surrogacy allows women to experience pregnancy in much the same way a male partner might. Because the women who choose to use a surrogate have no impact on their own bodies, they can continue doing the exact same activities without much interruption. Women can continue working or enjoying their usual activities without the fatigue, physical changes, and hormonal mood swings that occur. Without the physical toll of pregnancy, the disruptions are minimized. While both partners might attend some of the more crucial doctors appointments, they don't need to be present for every single one. That fact alone frees up hours of time over the course of nine months (or more, if you include postnatal visits). Both this physical freedom and freedom of time can begin to level the playing field between men and women at work. This is all the more important given the usual timing of pregnancies—when women are in their late 20s and early 30s—at a crucial point in building their future careers.
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