"Boy or Girl?" Newsday (June
"The desire to influence the gender of offspring dates
back through the ages…. Today, there are more cutting-edge,
reliable options to chase the dream.… But the options are
"'There is an over-arching concern about commercializing
your relationship to your future children in that way,' [CGS
Associate Executive Director Marcy] Darnovsky says. Research
has shown taller people command more power and money, she says.
It also shows that, in our culture, if most people could choose,
they would have a son first, then a daughter, she says. 'Experts
fear we'd be creating a nation of little sisters,' Darnovsky
says. And, because birth order studies show first children are
more successful, could we be heading toward a nation of tall,
powerful men and more docile women? she asks. 'This stuff is
always full of unintended consequences.'"
"MicroSort: Aggressive marketing"
"PGD: Doctors reluctant"