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 procedure developed by the Japanese team carries the promise of greatly simplifying sex selection for either in vitro fertilization (where sperm and egg join in a lab dish) or artificial insemination (where sperm are implanted into the female reproductive tract).
He was speaking at the presentation of the draft "National Action Plan on curbing gender-based sex selection and taking appropriate response measures in Azerbaijan."
Co-researcher Christophe Guilmoto said that for too long, the focus was on prenatal sex selection.
The author draws on her experiences as an activist and scholar, as well as fieldwork in clinics and other organizations, feminist practice in India, Germany, and the US, transnational feminist theory, and feminist thought on science and technology to analyze the organizational and institutional mechanisms that brought about the practice of sex selective assisted reproductive technology and the truth and knowledge claims about it in relation to abortion practices, focusing on sex selection for nonmedical reasons.
Besides enactment of the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994 Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has adopted a multi-pronged strategy entailing schemes and programmes for awareness generation and advocacy measures to build a positive environment for the girl child through gender sensitive policies, provisions and legislation.
SC was acting on a petition filed by Sabu Mathew George who is a member of the National Inspection and Monitoring Committee set up by the SC in 2003 to inspect and report the implementation of the Pre- Conception and Pre- Natal Diagnostic Techniques ( Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994.
The issue of child sex selection and gender preferences is as old as human life.
It challenges the myth that laws banning sex-selective abortion are an effective way to prevent sex selection or reduce gender-based discrimination.
Prenatal Sex Selection and Missing Girls in China: Evidence from the Diffusion of Diagnostic Ultrasound.
Women, at the launch of a new study on sex ratios and gender-biased sex selection.
In order to ban the abuse of techniques for determining the gender of fetuses, the United Nations labelled prenatal sex selection as a form of discrimination in 1994 (United Nations Population Fund, n.d.).