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Gender Ultrasound: Are You Having a Boy or Girl?
Reproductive Technologies: II. Sex Selection | deutsch-polnische-landkarte.info
Despite advances in civil rights and the recognition by most developed nations that discrimination on the basis of sex alone is inherently unjust, a very real and pervasive form of sex discrimination is still permitted and practiced in the world today. Prenatal sex discrimination crosses cultural, ethnic, and national lines. It is practiced with impunity in many countries, including the U. Prenatal discrimination can also be practiced pre-implantation by destroying embryos based on a pre-implantation sex determination. Undoubtedly, such practices constitute discrimination against a unique human individual based on sex alone, and thus constitute sex discrimination. In order to address this injustice, it is imperative that States and the Federal Government institute selection abortion bans — restrictions on abortions done for reasons of sex selection alone.
In China, India, sex selection means there are too many males
Women often remain undervalued members of society, and even today, sons are considered both culturally and economically superior to daughters. In some cases, parents will even abandon or kill baby girls in order to have another chance to give birth to a son. All of this has changed with the advancement of ultrasound technology. The positive and negative effects that are observed in the spread of ultrasound imaging are by no means unique to this particular technology. In most cases, innovations are introduced with the purpose of improving the quality of life of the people involved.
Dexter and Susan are the parents of four healthy girls. During all four pregnancies, they had ultrasounds performed during the 20th week of pregnancy to determine the gender of the baby. Susan is pregnant again, and she and Dexter want to learn the gender of the newest addition to their family.