Bioethical Paper

Bioethical Paper - Bioethical Paper: Gender Selection 3-5...

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Bioethical Paper: Gender Selection 3-5 pages, Times New Roman or Arial 12, single spaced Introduction Two clinical methods used to predetermine a baby’s gender 1 1) sperm sorting 2) genetic testing First used for prevention of disease, then non-medical uses were put into practice 2 The 1 st baby born in the world by sex selection is now almost 18 years old 5 -Hammersmith Hospital in London -parents had their first born, a son, die at the age of 4 from an illness caused by a rare defective gene, fatal only in boys Today it is possible, at a price, to guarantee the sex of a child 2 -not legal in Canada or UK, many come to America for procedure 8 Preimplantation genetic diagnosis(PGD) costs about $20,000 -relatively new medical technique Previous sexual selection including aborting unwanted fetuses of particular gender (mainly girls) Ex: Islamic culture has expectations that a couple will bear at least one son 2 Ancient Beliefs: Greece: if men had sex on their right side, a boy would result 2 France: if men tied off their left testicle, a boy would result 2 Old Wives Tales: If a man wears boots to bed, a son will result 2 Mothers eat sweet foods for girls, sour for boys
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course BIOSC 101 taught by Professor Hughes during the Fall '07 term at Clemson.

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