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Gender Selection: Where Do You Stand on the Debate?

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Jane and Jon Cornwill flew to California from their home in Australia to try a fertility technology called pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) that would allow them to choose the sex of their baby. After raising three young boys, the Cornwills suffered gender disappointment and were desperate for a daughter. PGS technology is typically used to prevent transmission of a genetic abnormality or disease and regulations in Australia prevent its use for gender selection. In order to travel to America and have the procedure, they spent nearly $50,000. For the couple, it was worth the cost. Nine months later they gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

We want to know, if money were no object, would you want to choose the gender of your child? Take our poll, and then share a comment below — it could appear in a future issue of Parents.

 

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