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X or Y: choosing the sex of your baby
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Medical techniques

Medical techniques

It is possible, using various scientific methods, to choose the sex of a baby, though this is not available in the UK for ethical reasons unless there is a pressing medical reason (such as a donor required for a sibling).

In Belgium, it is possible to go through the process of selection for a non-medical reason. Sperm washing is often used, followed by IVF. 

Meanwhile, the designer baby debate rages on...


Sarah Horrocks
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