Choosing a baby’s sex: the next great leap for parents
A recent blog post from Australia discusses the very natural desire of parents to have a child of one sex or another. The sex of your child is random chance as far as anyone knows. So, should we all be hostages to the randomness of nature when we can use medical technology to achieve our wishes?
There certainly are abuses of gender selection and I doubt anyone would argue that point. But there are also genuine and legitimate wishes and dreams of parents to have that little boy or girl. We have the technology to make that happen reliably.
I know that I am biased in my perspective because I am a physician dedicated to reproductive disorders. Nevertheless, I find it interesting to note that people who would not hesitate to use medical technology for cancer or a severe infection or appendicitis, would shun medical technology for the reproductive system because that is somehow tampering with nature. I do not mean to judge anyone with those views but why is the reproductive system a part of our bodies that was “not meant to be tampered with” but the brain or the appendix or the bones are? Just something to think about.
Read this blog posting about the controversy of gender selection go to my page on gender selection based on a case in Australia where a couple decided to go to another country to get their daughter because they cannot get the care at home. Read more…