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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The expansion to different practice - different diseases, biopsy procedures, sex preselection - should be done gradually and with specified criteria in mind.
In the future, sex preselection will be a common facet of livestock production.