Fertilisation authority recommends a ban on sex selection

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 13 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1123
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The United Kingdom's reproduction watchdog, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, has advised the government to ban clinics from using techniques that allow parents to choose the sex of their child for reasons that are not medical after overwhelming opposition from experts and the public.

    The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority consulted medical, scientific, ethical, and social experts, as well as patients' groups, religious organisations, and the public, over the past year on whether to …

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