IVF industry angry at conservative approach
Government is studying whether or not to legalise sex selection
If banning them won't work, perhaps making them compulsory will
Scores of couples take advantage of liberal legislation.
NHMRC has called for public comment on new guidelines for IVF clinics
Thailand has become a top tourist destination for women seeking gender-selective IVF. The country is one of just three that permit gender selection – the other two are the US and South Africa – and it offers the most affordable procedures.
An international team of researchers has identified massive sex-selection problems in the Caucasus.
Some UK abortion clinics are falsifying paperwork so that they can carry out their clients’ requests for sex-selective terminations. Undercover reporters for the London Telegraph accompanied pregnant women and taped doctors arranging an abortion after an unequivocal request to abort a child because it was of the wrong sex.
Last year, Taiwanese health authorities moved to crack down on illegal abortions, warning that doctors found guilty of the practice could have their licenses revoked. They announced on Tuesday that tougher oversight on illegal gender-selective abortions prevented almost 1,000 terminations of female foetuses last year.
Bioethicist Timothy F. Murphy, at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, argues in the journal Bioethics, that “the natural sex ratio cannot be a sound moral basis for prohibiting parents from selecting the sex of their children”. What he objects to is the notion that there exists a natural state of affairs which should not be changed.
Hospitals could be forbidden from telling expectant mothers the sex of their unborn babies, following a ruling in Europe.
A new, highly accurate, blood test can determine a baby’s sex as early as 7 weeks into the pregnancy.
China has vowed to strengthen measures to prevent sex-selective abortions and close a widening gender gap in a country that already has tens of millions more boys than girls.
If you are looking for lurid consequences of India’s worsening gender ratio, look no longer. Millions of girls are missing, aborted because of a deeply entrenched preference for sons. The consequence shortage of women has reportedly led to practices like kidnapping brides and wife-sharing. But in the north India city of Indore in Madhya Pradesh something even more bizarre is happening, according to the Hindustan Times. Couples are paying surgeons to do sex change operations on infant girls to tr
While India has a problem with sex selection, it is – technically speaking – illegal. According to a University of California study, under pressure to have sons, some Indian women emigrate to the US to make use of the more readily available reproductive technologies and liberal abortion policies.
Indian families with one girl are increasingly aborting subsequent pregnancies when prenatal tests show another female will be born, according to a new study published this week.india
Claims that fertility doctor offered a woman assistance in selecting her child’s sex
Developed by Israeli doctors
Sex selection superdoc
Just a pre-emptive attempt to sway public opinion
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