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Boy or Girl? Austrailians Push for Parents to Choose
Couples in Australia having fertility treatment could soon be able to choose their babies' sex.
Sex selection is only allowed in Australia when there is a risk that parents will pass on genetic diseases.
The five-year moratorium on the practice expires this year and the National Health and Medical Research Council is reviewing whether to continue the general ban.
But the Government is yet to be convinced it is the right move.
Dr Sandra Hacker, chair of the council's Australian Health Ethics Committee, says the review will consider all sides of the controversial and emotive issue.
She says previous consultations have found the majority of Australians are opposed to the practice being widely available. Read more.