Here is a really good discussion on some of the noted health concerns linked to the use of IVF. https://theconversation.com/rest-assured-ivf-babies-grow-into-healthy-adults-23432
I have 3 sons and have considered high tech GS. As part of my research I joined a forum dedicated to GS for women all around the world. 99% of the women on that forum are only considering or actually doing high tech GS after already having at least one of the other sex. I would say that on average most of the women had about 3 of one sex. I know it's only anecdotal evidence at best, but I would be very surprised if we ended up with a big imbalance in the future.
No has said GD is a MI. They have said that in *some* cases where the GD is really extreme or travelling over the other side of the world to spend 20k to get one gender may signal MI.
I got to know a Hubber who went through MicroSort. Her journey was on the forum. I really don't think she had a MI related to gender disappointment. Her husband earned a truckload, I'm pretty sure their first child was IVF so they have to go that route anyway. So why not have a holiday in the US and use MicroSort to get their girl when they easily could afford it and had to go the medical route anyway?
On the flipside I've known a few women that had such severe GD that they treated their non-preferred gendered child like crap and really damaged them. I believe they had a MI. Yet they didn't use, nor could they have afforded gender screening. So someone that does use selection doesn't necessarily have a MI and those that don't, still may have.
I think people are just trying to understand, and I'm one of them. I'm coming to realise I never will, and that's ok.
ETA - Anyone that terminated solely on the fact they aren't having the sex they want? Ummm that really is icky to me.
Last edited by delirium; 24-05-2016 at 17:51.
What are your thoughts on microsort @J37?
Little Boys Blue (24-05-2016)
Gender selection necessitates the awful decision to bin embryos based on their gender. I would actually have less problem with it if it were possible to physically separate Y-sperm and X-sperm, and THEN do the ICSI etc. This is again a "pre-conception" manoeuvre. You are not chucking out healthy life based on gender.
Yes, in IVF people discard embryos when their family is complete. But they are discarded as part of the IVF "lotto", and not because they will have boy or girl bits.
And I wish there was a better shortening of gender-disappointment than GD. I keep reading it as Gestational Diabetes
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