Response to ‘No country is an island: comments on the House of Commons Report, Human Reproduction Technologies and the Law

| July 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Abstract

Edgar Dahl supports sex selection, e.g. through separation of X and Y sperm or through PGD. It is argued in this commentary that while such sex selection would seem reasonable for balancing a family (wanting a daughter if one already has a son, or vice-versa), it is likely to lead to skewing of female–male ratios, not only in India where it is already as low as 0.8 in certain parts, but possibly also in Great Britain as male chauvinism is not a thing of the past anywhere.

Keywords: female–male ratio, sex selection

Reference: Response to ‘No country is an island: comments on the House of Commons Report, Human Reproduction Technologies and the Law. Pushpa M. Bhargava. Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 2008, Vol.11(1), p.12.

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