Ethics. Research. Community.

Physicians must not help parents decide the gender of their unborn child: the case against preconception gender selection.

The National medical journal of India. 
16
(2): 
2003 Mar-Apr
92-93; 
2003. 
(English). 
[Record Source: PubMed]
India has amongst the worst gender ratios in the world. Preconception gender selection can aggravate this situation. This procedure is costly and has a moderate success rate. No moral theory supports this procedure. It demeans human beings and commodifies gender. The medical profession should not invest resources in this procedure and the government should ban the import of this technology.
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ISSN0970-258X