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Re: Is a method/technology available to predetermine the sex of a human fetus?

Date: Wed Mar 18 10:46:31 1998
Posted By: Michael Martin-Smith, Other (pls. specify below), Family Physician, Fellow,BIS, amateur astronomer( BAA), British Interplanetary Society
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 889669068.Me

Two methods - one easy, one less so. Ultrasound scans are used routinely
in checking fetal growth ahd development; they can detect male
genitalia at 18 weeks quite easily, and determine sex by
inclusion/exclusion. Harder is smapling ammniotic fliuid and chromosome
testing cells shed by fetal skin. There is a 1% risk of inducing
miscarrieges, but it works if desired.

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