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family balancing

n
1. (Sociology) US the choosing of the sex of a future child on the basis of how many children of each sex a family already has
2. (Medicine) US the choosing of the sex of a future child on the basis of how many children of each sex a family already has
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As a medical facilitator he helps patients access a sex selection procedure called pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) abroad - and business is booming.
Sex selection is a straightforward issue for prolifers but much trickier for proabortion "feminists.
Selfie-with-Daughter has become a world-wide movement against female foeticide and sex selection.
Sex selection is a devastating practice with devastating consequences.
11) Moreover, the State Food and Drugs Administration recently clamped down on sales of medical abortion pills, ostensibly since they were being used for sex selection, but which has resulted in all chemists refusing to stock the pills any more.
The issue of child sex selection and gender preferences is as old as human life.
While over a half a century ago abortions constituted one of the most contributing and inexcusably utilized instruments for prenatal intervention to ensure a birth of a son-child in the South-East Asian countries mainly, the 2011 PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe) resolution has highlighted several European countries as the ones demonstrating alarmingly high skewed SRB (sex ratio at birth) caused most probably by the practice of sex selection abortions favoring male population (PACE Resolution 1829/2011).
Women, at the launch of a new study on sex ratios and gender-biased sex selection.
In order to ban the abuse of techniques for determining the gender of fetuses, the United Nations labelled prenatal sex selection as a form of discrimination in 1994 (United Nations Population Fund, n.
Guidelines provided by the National Health and Medical Research Council said that although sex selection is not allowed, it can be done to prevent the spread of a "serious genetic condition".
The report specifically explores the causes, current trends and consequences of gendercide and suggests ways of combating the gender-biased sex selection practices.