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Baby gender controversy.

Byline: By Avril Deane

Cheered as I was by the super pictures of happy mum Nicola Chenery with her new, specially-chosen-in-Spain, twin daughters and her four sons, I am nevertheless completely in favour of the recommendation of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority decision not to allow parents to choose the sex of their child in this country unless there's a risk of a genetic sex-linked disorder.

Indeed, I find it disquieting that so many couples these days beg to find out whether they are having a boy or a girl at an early stage. Can it really be they want to decorate the nursery in the right colours or choose a family name well in advance? It seems all wrong to me. I was talking to someone about the latest baby in her family. They already knew it was a boy, she said, though they had wanted a girl. Still, they were over their "disappointment" now and he was a lovely baby" If babies could choose their parents, you have to wonder how it would all work out!
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 15, 2003
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