Swedish Radio news reports that at least 100 children have been born to Swedish parents using surrogate mothers abroad because it cannot yet be done here. The Swedish National Council on Medical Ethics functions as a consultant for government agencies and parliament. The government is now to look into the issue.
In a traditional surrogacy, the child may be conceived via home artificial insemination using fresh or frozen sperm or impregnated via IUI (intrauterine insemination), or ICI (intra-cervical insemination) performed at a health clinic. A gestational surrogacy requires the transfer of a previously created embryo and for this reason the process always takes place in a clinical setting.