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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Also plan includes having a toll free number for public to lodge complaints against centres conducting sex selection tests and sex selective abortions.
After speaking to chemists and doctors, we discovered that the sex selective drug goes by the name of Shivling or Majuphal, a miracle sex selection drug that guarantees a male child, being sold openly across Haryana," he said.
In fact, teri bhi chup meri bhi chup culture (silence of both doctor and regulatory authorities) promotes sex selection.
The doctors who work in clinics along the Nepal-India border--more than 1,800 km in the south, east and west of Nepal--confirm that the number of patients seeking sex selection operations or abortions has declined.
When sex selection is used for medical care, a small number of ethical issues are mentioned.
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.
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.
However, this approach has not been successful in lowering the sex ratio in lndia, (28) which banned sex selection in 2002, suggesting that legislation may be insufficient to address this problem if the regulations are not adequately implemented.
BASEL, Switzerland, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroSort (R) preconception sex selection through sperm sorting will be available for the first time in Switzerland beginning in July 2013.
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.
ISLAMABAD -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said that 100 million women in Asia were estimated to be 'missing' because of discriminatory treatment in access to health and nutrition, pure neglect, or pre-birth sex selection.