Sex selection: the case for

Med J Aust. 1999 Oct 4;171(7):373-5. doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.1999.tb123697.x.


There is a strong argument in favour of sex selection, based on respect for procreative autonomy--the autonomy of couples to decide for themselves how to procreate, and what children to have. Objections based on possible harm to the child, the parents, or society, are not compelling, particularly in Australia.

MeSH terms

  • Ethics, Medical*
  • Female
  • Fertilization in Vitro
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Sex Preselection* / methods