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Table 2 Research Methods and Multi-sited Sample Size: Location Codes: Clinics 1 – 5 in Delhi = C1 – C5; Clinics 6 – 7 in Kolkata = C6 - C7; Surrogate Homes 1–2 in Delhi = H1- H2

From: Failed surrogate conceptions: social and ethical aspects of preconception disruptions during commercial surrogacy in India

S. No Research techniques Category of respondents Sample size Location-wise distribution of sample
1 Semi structured in-depth interviews a) Surrogates 45 C1 5
C2 6
C3 11
C6 15
C7 3
H1 1
H2 4
b) Intended parents 15 C1 7
C2 5
C6 2
C7 1
c) Fertility doctors 5 C1 1
C2 1
  C4 1
C5 1
C6 1
d) Agents (local agents and from agencies) 7 C1 1
C3 1
C6 4
H1 1
e) Clinic staff 4 C1 1
C3 2
C6 1
f) Surrogate home staff 1 H1 1
2 Non participant observation IVF clinics in Delhi (including the National Capital Region/) 2 H1 1
H2 1
3 Case studies a) Surrogates 5 C2 1
C3 1
C6 3
b) Intended parents 3 C1 2
C6 1
  1. Source: Author’s research