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There is a strong argument in favour of sex selection, based on respect for procreative autonomy--the autonomy of couples to decide for themselves how to procreate, and what children to have. Objections based on possible harm to the child, the parents, or society, are not compelling, particularly in Australia.


Journal article


Med J Aust

Publication Date





373 - 375


Genetics and Reproduction, Ethics, Medical, Female, Fertilization in Vitro, Humans, Male, Sex Preselection