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Banning Non-Therapeutic Sex Selection

The issue is roughly this: through a variety of medical techniques, it is now possible for parents to choose the sex of their child. In some nations, this practice is banned unless it is done for the specific purpose of avoiding a sex-linked genetic disease (such as when a mother or father is a carrier for a particular disease that only affects one gender).

I recently came across the following resources:

To write a paper, the issue questions might be:

  • Should the U.S. ban non-therapeutic sex selection?
  • What types of non-disease genetic manipulation ought to be permitted, if any?

Filed under: Bioethics, Uncategorized