By Jessica Elgot, February 10, 2011
More Orthodox couples are considering radical ways to get pregnant, including surrogacy and sperm donation, with medical experts advising that these treatments can be compatible with Jewish law.
Dr Simon Fishel, a leading fertility specialist, said rabbis were open to new kinds of treatment, but couples were often subjected to traumatic conflicting advice.
He said: "These are areas of great ethical debate, even in the secular world. Judaism is a really positive religion when it comes to modern medicine. But the debate can cause real discrepancies and can be very confusing."