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Human Preconception Sex Selection: Informing the Public of Sex Selection Methods and Ethical Considerations


Abstract Scientific and public interest in determining the sex of a child prior to conception has a longstanding history. Since at least the fourth century BC, people have been interested in what determines whether a child will be a boy or a girl. It was not until the mid 1800s, when scientists first discovered female eggs and male sperm, and further learned that the combination of the genetic make-up of those sex cells began the process of conception, that science began to take precedence over popular beliefs and scientists began to make discoveries about the reproductive process in humans. In the mid-twentieth century, two methods of sex selection emerged based on the idea that human male sperm cells are physically different based on which sex chr... (more)
Created Date 2018-05
Contributor Blight, Alysse Sky (Author) / Maienschein, Jane (Thesis Director) / Abboud, Alexis (Committee Member) / Abboud, Carolina (Committee Member) / School of Life Sciences / Barrett, The Honors College
Subject Embryo Project / Sex Selection / Reproductive Health
Series Academic Year 2017-2018
Type Text
Extent 51 pages
Language English
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Collaborating Institutions Barrett, the Honors College
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