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    (Original post by muslimstanisyed)
    Via fertility treatment?
    Its illegal to do so in the uk but its legal to travel abroad to get it done.
    This is usually done by celebs because they have the money to do it as it is expensive.
    Is it time to make it legal.
    It would lead to a gender inequality.

    However, I imagine some families would care for their children much more if they were the prefered gender, my dad who had a single mother said that he felt alienated by his family as his mom could not relate to him in anyway whatsoever.
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    (Original post by Vindria)
    It would lead to a gender inequality.
    Are you sure? I know it is the case in rural areas of China, but that's because they could have only one child, and for physical labor thought they needed a male child.

    I don't think it would lead to gender inequality in western families. People would probably choose one boy, one girl, or have the first child randomly and then choose the opposite gender for the second child.

    I don't really care - if people want to do that, I'd let them.
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Well in a society where men and women are regarded as equal, there really shouldn't be a problem (preferences in specific genders should even out to be 50:50)

    But in other societies, it's the worst thing you can allow to happen... Then again, if a society doesn't want one particular gender because of backward ideas, maybe they do deserve to die out
    I've been thinking this about that. Serves them right.
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    (Original post by Vindria)
    It would lead to a gender inequality.
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    how? Ive heard this but considering most couples dont use fertility treatment i dont see this being a massive problem
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    (Original post by mkap)
    bc if you believe in god then your going against his will if ygm.
    Oh.
    Yeah i get you.
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    (Original post by mkap)
    people should just let nature take its course and do it the natural way.
    in that case nobody should use cars, electricity, modern medicine or any kind of technology
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    (Original post by llys)
    Are you sure? I know it is the case in rural areas of China, but that's because they could have only one child, and for physical labor thought they needed a male child.

    I don't think it would lead to gender inequality in western families. People would probably choose one boy, one girl, or have the first child randomly and then choose the opposite gender for the second child.

    I don't really care - if people want to do that, I'd let them.
    I have no facts, or scientific arguments, but women tend to be more pushy in relationships, and tend to want female children, I'd imagine this would lead to more girls being born than men.
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    The slippery slope will inevitably lead to extreme Darwinism and the forced extinction/enslavement of the weak. It has happened repeatedly in history and it will happen again.
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    absolutely not! Technology and science should not rule every aspect of life and that even before its born. A baby is not a fashion statement, just because we can do something doesn't mean we should.
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    It would be choosing the sex of the baby, not the gender. No-one can know that until their child tells their parents themself.
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    Yes unless it starts to create gender imbalance. If we start moving towards 55% or whatever of the population being male/female that creates problems.
 
 
 
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