America Becoming Haven for Designer Babies
Posted on May 15, 2006
Foreign couples are flocking to the U.S. to take advantage of medical techniques—banned in most countries—that allow the dictation of a baby’s sex.
Canadian Melissa Vatkin has joined thousands of couples flocking to the United States to cash in on the disputed luxury of being able to dictate the sex of their next baby.
Parents from around the world are forking out around 19,000 dollars for a groundbreaking gender selection treatment offered by only a handful of US clinics but banned in most countries.
The high-tech method of resolving the ancient question of “Would we prefer a boy or a girl?” has raised ethical concerns and fears that it could worsen an already worrying gender imbalance plaguing countries such as China and India.