US clinic offers British couples the chance to choose the sex of
A new clinic in Manhattan is appealing to British couples who want to pick the sex of their next child — a process that is banned in the United Kingdom.
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), which can reveal the sex of an embryo, is prohibited in Britain except when it is used to screen for genetic diseases.
The United States relaxed its regulations on sex selection in 2001 and American medical centres report interest from British patients who find out about their “family balancing” services through online advertisements.
Jeffrey Steinberg opened his New York clinic in January. Half of the embryos at present undergoing tests in his laboratory belong to British parents and four couples are already booked in for next month.
Those with money will seek anything, if its not legal, get it abroad. I really don't like the idea of this and its nothing to do with religious conviction as I am an atheist. It is to do with designer babies and feel this sex choice thing if made legal in UK will end up with a big inbalace of the sexes. more males than females. Its not always good to over ride nature as that causes problems not considered when humans try to play god. Family balancing could lead to society unbalancing.
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