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In its recent statement 'Sex Selection and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis', the Ethics Committee of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine concluded that preimplantation genetic diagnosis for sex selection for non-medical reasons should be discouraged because it poses a risk of unwarranted gender bias, social harm, and results in the diversion of medical resources from genuine medical need. We critically examine the arguments presented against sex selection using preimplantation genetic diagnosis. We argue that sex selection should be available, at least within privately funded health care.

Original publication

DOI

10.1093/humrep/15.9.1879

Type

Journal article

Journal

Human reproduction (Oxford, England)

Publication Date

09/2000

Volume

15

Pages

1879 - 1880

Addresses

Ethics Program, Murdoch Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville 3052, Melbourne, Australia. savulesj@cryptic.rch.unimelb.edu.au

Keywords

Humans, Preimplantation Diagnosis, Sex Preselection, Pregnancy, Ethics, Medical, Societies, Medical, Female