Should It Be? Sex selection is a hot topic not only because of the legal and ethical and legal issues involved but also for where it is available. For a couple like Kristen and John Magill of Grafton, Massachusetts, having a boy became important after welcoming three little girls into the world. John is a "junior," Kristen explains, and they have a family business they'd like to continue in the family name.
Sex-selective abortions: Reproductive rights are being pitted against gender equality
Is Sex Selection Ethical? | Bioethics Research Library
The out-dated idea that females are chaste and males are promiscuous needs to be thrown away. Once upon a time, animal courtship was thought to run something like a Barbara Cartland novel. The rakish males battle it out for a chaste female, who sits around choosing the prince charming to father her young. While her mate may sow his wild oats far and wide, she patiently tends her brood.
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Jeremy Williams does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. A key theme in public debate over abortion in many countries over the last few years has been the morality and legality of sex-selective terminations. Now the use of an early prenatal testing technique in the UK has led to further concerns. But it has been internationally available from private providers for a number of years, and, as a report noted , is often offered as a sex-determination test.
This is a monumental shift in the sex ratio. It calls out for our attention and demands a broad ranging ethical evaluation. In this paper, we examine the spread of sex control here and abroad though our emphasis is on the United States.