Should sex selection IVF be available in Australia? | ABC News

Share
HTML-code

Comments • 93

  • olivi doe
    olivi doe  2 days back

    people should not be shamed for wanting a certain gender.

    • Sophie Russell
      Sophie Russell  2 weeks back

      If you don't want to risk having another child of the same gender, don't get pregnant.

      • olivi doe
        olivi doe  2 days back

        Uh,, that's not how this works.

    • r11rgriswold
      r11rgriswold  3 weeks back

      Geez

      • The Aussie
        The Aussie  4 weeks back

        Why cant we do this after there born and use the baby for organs or a sunday roast dinner

        • LandApple
          LandApple  4 weeks back

          Baby murders or should I say hackers. Who made these people God. Abort A baby and you will get a demon called Molech. Torment will be your lot!

          • Alisha Jane
            Alisha Jane  1 months back

            I think the question shouldn’t be would you if you could, it should be would it effect you if others did? Because the ones who are against it can just not do it, but those who would like to should be allowed and it shouldn’t be up to society to decide what’s best for any individual family.

            • darkie baird
              darkie baird  1 months back

              It would be tragic to have to bring up a child in the wrong sex that from what you would prefer.

              • Elizabeth Green
                Elizabeth Green  1 months back

                This isn’t about “what if you could” people are already doing it. They’re just travelling overseas and spending the money there and not here and birthing/living in Australia.
                I know a lady with 5 sons and pregnant with her 6th son because she keeps trying for that girl. We are already over populated we don’t need more humans just for the chance of getting the gender and the other side of this is people aborting viable babies but wrong gender.

                • Hades Black
                  Hades Black  1 months back

                  I don't mind whatever gender they become but if my partner wanted a particular gender I would be open to it depends on the risk

                  • Lea T
                    Lea T  1 months back

                    Imagine thinking your child is an object that you get to choose like a bag.

                    How dehumanising

                    • olivi doe
                      olivi doe  2 days back

                      Imagine having a genetic condition that strikes a certain gender and not wanting that child to deal with it.

                  • RileysFilms
                    RileysFilms  1 months back

                    Regardless of the ethical implications, the fact that this is even possible is a testament to science and modern technology.

                    • Neghard Flaghut
                      Neghard Flaghut  1 months back

                      Would Much rather be sure my children are heterosexual and otherwise mentally a physically healthy.

                      • Neghard Flaghut
                        Neghard Flaghut  2 days back

                        @olivi doe But they won't be because homosexuality is environmental, not genetic, and I provide a proper developmental guidance for my children, not just plop them down in front of a gay propaganda programmer. It's called parenting.

                      • Neghard Flaghut
                        Neghard Flaghut  2 days back

                        @olivi doe I'll chalk it up to a loss and pop some new ones out with a younger woman.

                      • olivi doe
                        olivi doe  2 days back

                        what if all your kids are gay?

                    • Gioia Grazia
                      Gioia Grazia  1 months back

                      sex not gender u idiots and yes everybody should choose girls

                      • Derek Philp
                        Derek Philp  1 months back

                        I have 3 kids and I'm letting them chose their gender.

                        • cheryl taylor
                          cheryl taylor  1 months back

                          FREE JULIAN ASSANGE Australian Journalist In an English Prison

                          • tjousk
                            tjousk  1 months back

                            No, I would not.
                            While I know what I would prefer, I believe any child I have deserves all the love I can give, no qualifiers.
                            If I choose the sex, I feel like I would have lost something.

                            • Elizabeth Green
                              Elizabeth Green  1 months back

                              tjousk what if you had 3 of that gender already? Would you still feel that you are missing out? These women feel like they are missing out because they want the best of both worlds.

                          • Daniel B
                            Daniel B  1 months back

                            To change your baby to a girl or boy by cheating, just open the text box with the instructions above and type in cas.fulleditmode. You can then press Shift and click on your baby. When you do that the Create-a-Sim editor will pop up and you’ll have access to all the options as if you were creating a new Sim.


                            If you don’t feel like cheating, you can influence whether you’ll have a girl or a boy by having your pregnant Sim do certain things:


                            If you want a girl, have your Sim listen to pop music and eat strawberries.
                            If you want a boy, your Sim needs to listen to alternative music and eat carrots.

                            • Hades Black
                              Hades Black  1 months back

                              Nah I tried the create-a-sim but my sim got confused it still think it's the gender it was previously and wants my permission for gender reassignment before they've reached sexual maturity. (Damn that was dark) but real issue that does current happen in Australia, I'm a teacher and I have post-op students under the age of 16 the parents actually enabled those children.

                          • Helga.
                            Helga.  1 months back

                            "NO"!!!!!!!
                            I was 100% happy with what I got. The guy with the glasses at around 2:00 was wrong. If the sex of their unborn baby upsets them all I can say is that people are too soft these days. Maybe we should go back to focusing on being eaten by sabre-toothed tigers and getting our priorities straight.
                            ANY CHILD AT ALL IS A BLESSING (and I'm not religious). There are people who's lives are tormented because they would dearly love one but can't.

                            • Nils Mueller
                              Nils Mueller  1 months back

                              Initially I thought this was the same as theybies, but I definitely think this is not harmful (at least in Australia)

                              • Alex
                                Alex  1 months back

                                Nah, I don't really care about gender/sex. I'd love them the same no matter what.

                                • Crow Eater
                                  Crow Eater  1 months back

                                  _"The state shouldnt be sticking its nose into peoples bedrooms"_
                                  Except its not the bedroom is it.
                                  Nature naturally selects the ratio of male to female births to maintain a balance that serves humanity. If you start messing with the balance it *will* be shifted and societal issues *will* arise.
                                  The fact that she has had multiple sons may very well have been a biological, social or environmental factor that we have not yet scientifically worked out.
                                  The doctor spoke of how rare the procedure would be, if we know anything about preganancy and child selection in other societies like china it will be anything but rare and he stands to make alot of money...

                                  • olivi doe
                                    olivi doe  2 days back

                                    Nature decides? how? This world has plenty of humans. as far as this procedure goes, it's VERY costly. Everyone will not be able to rush to do it.

                                  • Crow Eater
                                    Crow Eater  1 months back

                                    @Hades Black its not as drastic as 60/40 its closer to 50/50.
                                    If you look at the human sex ratio Australia is one of tge few countries in the world with an actual balance. We also dont put an emphasis on the importance of gender.

                                  • Hades Black
                                    Hades Black  1 months back

                                    I think the female to male birth rate is 60f/40m and females are more likely to live longer and healthier.

                                • Fabrizio
                                  Fabrizio  1 months back

                                  NOT GIRLS.

                                  • Evan
                                    Evan  1 months back

                                    Easy life = woman
                                    Useful person = male

                                    • olivi doe
                                      olivi doe  2 days back

                                      You are delusional if you think being a woman is an easy life.

                                    • Hades Black
                                      Hades Black  1 months back

                                      @JewTube not 100% true. You could be born an ugly woman :)

                                    • JewTube
                                      JewTube  1 months back

                                      @Jane Smith He's saying women can coast through life without doing anything, while life is hard for men while they do everything. In other words, he has mommy issues.

                                    • Jane Smith
                                      Jane Smith  1 months back

                                      I'm not sure what you mean by that?

                                  • Justin M
                                    Justin M  1 months back

                                    The title "Would you choose your baby's gender, if you could?" seems a little odd. Isn't it all the rage now to let the child decide? Please do keep up with the trends ABC.

                                    • Up Late
                                      Up Late  1 months back

                                      If they wanted to be politically correct they could have said sex instead of gender, but even that's up for grabs these days.

                                  • Magnus Brockman
                                    Magnus Brockman  1 months back

                                    Do u even gender bru ?

                                    • Zebra Lady75
                                      Zebra Lady75  1 months back

                                      No

                                      • Justin M
                                        Justin M  1 months back

                                        It would be HILARIOUS if the daughter of that woman who skirted our laws by going to US, turn out to be trans.

                                        • Jennifer Graf
                                          Jennifer Graf  1 months back

                                          I finally switched the ABC off after 30 years of listening to the RN. Simply could not bare to listen to yet another program about gender or race.

                                          • Jennifer Graf
                                            Jennifer Graf  1 months back

                                            @Lewis LevyOh, deer! I generally seem to get that one wrong all the time: Bare bear beer. Do you know, Lewis, when I was 11 years old, I could speak French, German, Letzeburgish and English. Later I learned Swedish and today I enjoy reading Italian just for the sheer beauty of it.
                                            It's a wilderness of words.

                                          • Lewis Levy
                                            Lewis Levy  1 months back

                                            *bear

                                        • VideoStar
                                          VideoStar  1 months back

                                          I’d be happy with any healthy baby, but if you’re going to go through ivf and pgs testing, you may as well decide which embryo to transfer.

                                          • olivi doe
                                            olivi doe  2 days back

                                            exactly. I would if I was going through ivf. But since i probably wont ever, i'll be surprised.

                                          • Zebra Lady75
                                            Zebra Lady75  1 months back

                                            The only case I could see...

                                        • s b
                                          s b  1 months back

                                          I asked a girl for her number the other day, she told me she was attracted to plants. 😔

                                          • Hades Black
                                            Hades Black  1 months back

                                            Maybe tell her she should try branching out ?

                                          • s b
                                            s b  1 months back

                                            Justin M 😂

                                          • Justin M
                                            Justin M  1 months back

                                            @Alex I agree, but would it surprise you if she was plant-sexual?

                                          • Alex
                                            Alex  1 months back

                                            @Justin M I think she just didn't want to be with him...

                                          • Justin M
                                            Justin M  1 months back

                                            Given that it's current year, she actually might be.

                                        • Gigajoule Candy
                                          Gigajoule Candy  1 months back

                                          Gender is biological and sex is biological?
                                          Gender = sex?

                                          • Gigajoule Candy
                                            Gigajoule Candy  1 months back

                                            So is gender and sex the same then?

                                            • Gigajoule Candy
                                              Gigajoule Candy  1 months back

                                              I love how he skips the gender balance question pretty quickly.

                                              What if parents want their child to have the male privilege?

                                              • olivi doe
                                                olivi doe  2 days back

                                                the only privileged that exists is rich privileged.

                                              • Up Late
                                                Up Late  1 months back

                                                They wouldn't be privileged for long, just look at what's happened in China with they're not being enough brides to go around.

                                            • Это Сложно
                                              Это Сложно  1 months back

                                              My gender is male but if you know what I mean i would not advice you choosing anything) Just enjoy your life!) 😄

                                              • Interdictr
                                                Interdictr  1 months back

                                                just imagine if they could easily afford to do this in china or india, there would be like no females

                                                • olivi doe
                                                  olivi doe  2 days back

                                                  @Up Late I don't even see how they would be able to afford it. at least here in the us, it is VERY expensive

                                                • darkie baird
                                                  darkie baird  1 months back

                                                  @Up Late I happen to be married to 1 out of a family of 7 girls and no boys at all.

                                                • JewTube
                                                  JewTube  1 months back

                                                  Dumping out a boy in china gets you nothing now, easier to have a girl and have her automatically marry up. So these things always balance out. A 100% male birth country could only function if it was aggressively expansionist.

                                                • Up Late
                                                  Up Late  1 months back

                                                  Sex selection is illegal in India, it's the poor who rely on boys more because of the financial aspect so I don't know the technology would be available to them. China is feeling the effects of femicide with their men struggling to find wives but it's not a lesson learned, they traffic women from other countries. It's a problem that never seems to go away 😢

                                              • Lucifer Black
                                                Lucifer Black  1 months back

                                                Won't be such a big decision now with abortions being approved by the lower house.
                                                Now the biggest decision is if to kill it ?
                                                Welcome to 2019 where vanity and convenience takes priority over new life ?

                                                • Crow Eater
                                                  Crow Eater  1 months back

                                                  @Autistic Space Fascism what do you do when hardline religous types are left holding all of the moral standards?

                                                • Lucifer Black
                                                  Lucifer Black  1 months back

                                                  @Autistic Space Fascism
                                                  Morrison can protect the proven corrupt bankers and yet as a pretentious Christian can't protect new life that can't protect themselves.
                                                  Makes me question if he agrees for his daughters to kill his unborn grandchildren if they choose convenience over life ?
                                                  This government needs to go asap.

                                              • Tess Peng
                                                Tess Peng  1 months back

                                                For me, never pick up the gender or have any artificial ovalution by the aid of medicine. Just wait what the god or the nature selects me gifts to me. But I understand enough why mums' expectation go their way.........STF..........

                                                • olivi doe
                                                  olivi doe  2 days back

                                                  @Zebra Lady75 Not everyone believes in your beliefs.

                                                • Zebra Lady75
                                                  Zebra Lady75  1 months back

                                                  God NOT nature...

                                              • George Zee
                                                George Zee  1 months back

                                                How many genders may i choose?

                                                Hahahahahaha!!!!

                                                • Hades Black
                                                  Hades Black  1 months back

                                                  1064 or something crazy, I recently discovered I sexual identify as a puma

                                                • George Zee
                                                  George Zee  1 months back

                                                  @Autistic Space Fascism
                                                  Pounding algorithms and faces!

                                              • sunnymas
                                                sunnymas  1 months back

                                                My uncle wanted to have sons, but he got two daughters.

                                                So he swapped his wife, and with his second wife he got two sons.
                                                But this was IMHO unfair to his first wife.

                                                It was 90 years before now, where it was no IVF.

                                                I would better born female, but I got born male.
                                                So I got a lot more violence from my parents. And got beaten by my father.
                                                But if I would be a girl, they would be afraid, to do it to me ?

                                                I have not a good life as a man, because I got rejected. In Jobs and at Datings.
                                                So I quit to try, to be a man, and live as a human only.
                                                -

                                                • Lucretia
                                                  Lucretia  1 months back

                                                  I wouldn't. Never ever.

                                                  • Allan Wright
                                                    Allan Wright  1 months back

                                                    No

                                                    • 12 Volts
                                                      12 Volts  1 months back

                                                      I'm more for late term abortion... no age limits, I've a huge list of people......

                                                      • christie-simon Newlands
                                                        christie-simon Newlands  1 months back

                                                        Really, you get what you get! This world is going down hill fast!

                                                        • olivi doe
                                                          olivi doe  2 days back

                                                          there's nothing wrong with having the ability to choose gender or even genetic health.

                                                        • cross 101
                                                          cross 101  1 months back

                                                          when you get cancer dont have a procedure to remove it. you get what you get

                                                        • Toni - lee D
                                                          Toni - lee D  1 months back

                                                          Yes, talk about taking the fun outta life🙄

                                                      • Ross Mitchell
                                                        Ross Mitchell  1 months back

                                                        When is abortion more importance because the gender of the baby comes first then the love of the baby no matter what, when you start to think that you can't love the child as much if it is the wrong sex, then you are no longer be called a parent or human, as bad as drowning litters of pups or kittens due to be the wrong sex

                                                        • dootdootoo shahhh
                                                          dootdootoo shahhh  1 months back

                                                          Baphomet creatures

                                                          • Echo2124
                                                            Echo2124  1 months back

                                                            Yes, lets kill more babies. If the abortion problem wasn't big enough.

                                                            • Stefan Uttam
                                                              Stefan Uttam  1 months back

                                                              Henry VIII would have Endorsed gender selection

                                                              • Jeje Wa
                                                                Jeje Wa  1 months back

                                                                Yes a giraffe or double headed martian