Sex (IST) selection?

Williamson, S. (2004) Sex (IST) selection? Medical Law International, 6(3), pp. 185-206. (doi: 10.1177/096853320400600301)

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Sex selection has been practised since the start of time, but developments in science and in reproductive technologies in recent years have made sex selection reliable and more accessible to parents. Although concerns are raised about the activities involved in different methods of sex selection, and about the eugenic implications of its use to avoid the birth of a child suffering from a sex-linked disease, particular concerns are raised about its use to secure the birth of a child simply on the basis of its sex. This article considers the practice of so-called social sex selection, and its regulation in the United Kingdom. Consistent with the conclusions of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority in their recent review of the subject, this article concludes that restrictive regulation is required, and suggests that some reforms are required to achieve this result.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Williamson, Ms Shanti
Authors: Williamson, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:Medical Law International
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN (Online):2047-9441

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