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A 21-year-old female asked:

Why is it ethically wrong to do elective gender selection?im not infertile but the majority of babies on both sides of our fam are boys-we want a girl

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Simple but complex: It would be an entire semester course at college, but only space for one thought here. For all-boy families, it WOULD BE NICE to have a girl, and vice versa. The danger is in wanting something too much, and in the need to respect other people's wants if others are to respect our wants. Many people value the life of a boy over a girl. To fight that societal problem, we should not select either sex.

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