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Currently prospective parents in Australia are banned from selecting the sex of their babies unless there is a risk of transmitting a serious genetic condition to the offspring.
The debate on the use of sex selection technology by IVF clinics in Australia has returned to the spotlight after the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) announced it would soon begin reviewing public submissions on its Assisted Reproductive Technology guidelines.
But the ban could soon be lifted if the NHMRC’s review identifies an overwhelming support for the practice.
Kate is the author of one of the submissions the NHMRC is reviewing.
Listen to Kate's story