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[Opinion of primiparae on the possibility of sex selection].

Authors
  • Beekhuis, J R
  • Tijmstra, T J
  • Bajema, C
  • Mantingh, A
  • Breed, A S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde
Publication Date
Jul 13, 1991
Volume
135
Issue
28
Pages
1277–1279
Identifiers
PMID: 1861765
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Recent medical-technological developments such as chorionic villi sampling and in vitro fertilization make sex selection in principle possible. The literature and our own experiences suggest an increasing demand for it. We interviewed a selected group of 180 women regarding sex selection, of whom 127 responded. More than 80% of these rejected a selection based on sex. The legitimacy of withholding information about the sex of the foetus is questionable. The existence of a demand, however small, should prompt professionals to take a stand about its acceptability.

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