Advances in modern medicine are resulted from unrestricted and unlimited research disregarding many essentials of a research including ethical issues. Following ethical issues, many of unwanted pregnancies and abortions can be avoided. Several factors such as medical issues including X linked disease, has encouraged couples to select traditional or modern techniques in selecting the gender of their children.
Sex selection is the attempt to control the sex of the offspring to achieve a desired sex. It can be accomplished in several ways, both pre- and post-implantation of an embryoas well as at childbirth. It has been marketed under the title family balancing.
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Updated August 16, At 38 years of age, she figured the clock was ticking, so started investigating sex selection through IVF. The procedure is prohibited in Australia, except if a baby is at risk of inheriting a serious medical condition.
Nature sees to it that the number of boys born is more or less the same as the number of girls. Selecting the sex of a baby is allowed for medical reasons, but should everyone be free to choose? Until recently, parents had to accept what nature provided — though many went to extreme lengths to bias the odds.
We sit around a glass coffee table. The room is clean and modern, the furnishings are that chicken soup colour favoured by architects — and expensive private clinics. Which is just where they are heading.
The ethics committee of the nation's fertility society has revised a controversial opinion on sex selection that some of its members offered in September. In its new, more restrictive, opinion, the committee says that couples should be discouraged from creating embryos, selecting some and discarding others, solely because they have a child of one sex and want one of another. A chain of fertility centers in New York and Chicago that had been advertising and offering the sex selection service, the Center for Human Reproduction, said it would immediately abide by the decision.
In a time where knowledge is only one Google search away, we have become increasingly comfortable with acquiring answers to our most intimate questions online. Often these questions are ones that we would be embarrassed to ask our friends — questions so private that our faces would turn red before we even got the words out. So, instead, we pick up our phones and ask Google. People in antiquity were asking the same questions, although without assistance from their trusty smartphones.
I conclude that the harms caused by family balancing are sufficiently substantive to override any claim arising from a supposed right to sex selection as an instantiation of procreative autonomy. At the start ofa Bill was debated in U. While the Bill was ultimately rejected Department of Healthits driving concerns are worthy of further discussion.