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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Gender Selection Growing

According to a new article from the BBC, not only is gender selection possible (through IVF and a method called Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis, or PGD), many couples - mothers, especially - are going out of the country to have it done.

Gender selection is generally illegal in much of the Western world, unless there is a medical necessity (such as a genetic predisposition for disease in one sex). While many mothers find places to have it done by searching online, they are rarely certain if it is actually legal where they have it done... and many clinics are profiting off this by offering the services in countries and areas where it is illegal.

The article is a captivating expose on the growing phenomena and I refer you there to learn more.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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