Experts divided on non-medical sex selection

Its report presents two views: one is that a ban is consistent with strong beliefs that sex selection is inherently sexist and ‘morally wrong’; the other is that to justify a ban, there would need to be evidence of serious harm affecting children or society, which ‘seems unlikely in Western countries’ without strong cultural imperatives for male children.

The experts recommend sex selection should be allowed in principle if aimed at avoiding health risks in children. But they warn