Little debate/discussion Would you turn to surrogacy if you had permanent fertility problems? Would you be a surrogate for a woman who could never carry her own child so she can complete her family? There is two types of surrogacy: Traditional (Straight) surrogacy:- The surrogate uses her own egg fertilised with the intended father's sperm. This is done by artificial insemination using a syringe or there are an increasing number of infertility clinics willing to help with traditional surrogacy. Gestational (Host IVF) surrogacy:- The surrogate carries the intended parent's genetic child conceived through IVF, for which specialist doctors are needed. For this treatment the infertile woman must still have working ovaries.