February 7, 2007

When A Man And A Woman Love Each Other Very Much, But They Only Want A Boy...

The NY Times has a primer on fetal sex selection technology so basic, it actually includes a definition of in vitro fertilization and the phrase, "because it is the sperm and not the egg that determines a baby’s sex."

But it barely touches on the realities of the cultures where picking embryos or pregnancies by gender is already prevalent: China, India, and the Upper East Side. A few more juicy anecdotes would've been really useful for the discussion at the next 2-yo birthday party.

Girl or Boy? As Fertility Technology Advances, So Does an Ethical Debate [nyt]
Previously: MicroSort in the NYT in September

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