family balancing


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family balancing

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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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Terming the first demand as family balancing, Dr Shrivastav gave an example of a woman who had four sons and wanted a daughter.
The medical facility offers fertility treatments that are difficult to be accessed in other countries, such as egg donation, gender selection option for family balancing and surrogacy for both heterosexual and homosexual couples.
A FERTILITY centre in occupied Famagusta has found itself at the centre of a scandal after Britain's Mail on Sunday revealed that the clinic provided "family balancing" treatments forbidden in the EU.
Such "family balancing" procedures are illegal under UK fertilisation laws.
The soccer star and the ex-Spice Girl, however, insisted that they have not chosen the 'family balancing' technique.
Sex selection for family balancing is sometimes perceived as ethically acceptable, as it is not necessarily discriminatory and will not disturb population-level sex ratios.
As part of the review, a consultation exercise was carried out which suggested the public did not want sex selection for reasons such as 'family balancing'.
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n Sex selection: The HFE Act currently allows sex selection of embryos to avoid sexlinked disorders, such as haemophilia, but has opposed other uses, such as for family balancing purposes.
Public Health Minister Caroline Flint said there were important questions to be asked about sex selection and the guidance doctors would need to be given for family balancing.
So, since she qualifies for family balancing, she books into the nearest private IVF clinic to be implanted with female embryos only.
A lot of couples I meet want to select the gender of a child for what is called family balancing.