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Women Using IVF to Choose the Sex of Their Children Break Silence on ‘Gender Disappointment’

February 8, 2017

(Australian Broadcasting Co) – Kate suffers from what is known as gender disappointment. How seriously you take that concept probably goes a long way to determining how you feel about whether Australia should legalise gender selection — the use of IVF to get the baby of your desired sex. Gender disappointment is not a medically recognised condition. Critics call it a social construct, but venture into some closed online chat forums and you will find hundreds of Australian women who are sharing their disappointment over the sex of their children.

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