sex selection


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Any manoeuvre intended to increase the likelihood of giving birth to a child of a chosen sex

sex selection

The determination of the sex of a future individual before conception by the separation of sperms bearing Y chromosomes (male) from those bearing X chromosomes (female). Such techniques are still experimental and uncertain and raise major ethical issues.
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I even talked to a specialist about sex selection abroad but it was so expensive.
The scale of sex selection is so enormous that one demographer estimates that if current levels of sex selection persist, nearly 10 percent of Indian men will be single at age 50 in 30 years.
In fact, teri bhi chup meri bhi chup culture (silence of both doctor and regulatory authorities) promotes sex selection.
When sex selection is used for medical care, a small number of ethical issues are mentioned.
Such a ratio of male to female population is alarming and the available research shows that similar imbalance could theoretically be due to series of factors inclusive of under-enumeration, series of biological factors, or deliberate action in the form of sex selection abortion (Kaczor 2010; Guilmoto 2012; Purewal 2010).
officials said India's economic and social progress had failed in the area of sex selection, and the unbalanced sex ratio was contributing to crimes such as rape, abduction and trafficking.
534-35) concluded that the three preconditions for prenatal sex selection are a socially grounded preference for sons, the moral acceptance of sex selection and access to sex-selection techniques.
Bowman added that in about 1 in 20 cases parents undergo a cycle of pre-implantation diagnosis just for sex selection to avoid having another autistic child.
These missing women are victims either of sex selection during pregnancy through prenatal sex detection and selective abortion, or of infanticide or child neglect following birth," the report notes.
Douglas Almond, Columbia University and NBER; Hongbin Li, Tsing Hua University; and Shuang Zhang, Stanford University, "Land Reform and Sex Selection in China"
The North Dakota Catholic Conference applauded the state Senate's passage March 15 of a bill that would ban abortions for the purpose of sex selection or genetic abnormality and another bill that would ban abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, which could be as early as six weeks.