Designer families, ethical knots

Busch, Lisa
May 1993
U.S. News & World Report;5/31/93, Vol. 114 Issue 21, p73
Gives details on the Ericsson method, a controversial medical procedure used in more than 50 fertility clinics to select a child's sex before conception. How its growing popularity in clinics is causing consternation among ethicists who see it as a harbinger of more-widespread sex selection to come; Theory behind the sex selection method; Preference for firstborn sons over daughters.


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