Parents Will Be Allowed to Choose Sex of Their Baby Under Proposed New Legislation

January 19, 2018

(The Independent, Ireland) – Parents will be allowed to choose the sex of their baby under proposed new legislation, it emerged yesterday. The right of parents to decide the gender to avoid passing on a serious inherited disease will be part of the first law regulating fertility treatments and will permit couples to only implant a healthy embryo in the womb. Department of Health chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan revealed yesterday the technique known as pre-implantation genetic diagnosis will be permitted.

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