Preconception Sex Selection: Demand and Preferences in the United States

Fertility and Sterility 85 (2):468-473 (2006)

Edgar Dahl
Universität Giessen
Preconception sex selection for nonmedical reasons raises important moral, legal, and social issues. The main concern is based upon the assumption that a widely available service for sex selection will lead to a socially disruptive imbalance of the sexes. For a severe sex ratio distortion to occur, however, at least two conditions have to be met. First, there must be a significant preference for children of a particular sex, and second, there must be a considerable interest in employing sex selection technology. Our objective was to ascertain such demand and preferences among the United States general population.
Keywords Sex Selection  Ethics  Law
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