I have been reading along, with interest, and many people have put forward valuable discussion points.
But there has also been an unappealing flavour of "If I don't get my boy and girl, I'm going to throw a temper tantrum, and create a DSM-V psychiatric illness so I can get my own way!". Very disturbing.
Outside of choosing physical traits in a sperm donor for IVF so bubs can look like Mum (before life has been created), and outside of selecting embryos where there is an established inherited sex-chromosome abnormality, I absolutely do not think it should be allowed. I think it's a terrible path to follow.
By all means, have Medicare-funded counselling available for couples experiencing "gender disappointment". Allow them to feel supported in their "grief". I'm not a heartless b!tch, and I am not disputing the validity of gender disappointment. But this ain't right.
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