In the spotlight these days in UK are sex selection, designer babies and internet sperm banks. UK’s fertility laws are being questioned and some new questions have been aroused among which the most important sex selection.
Sex selection is already allowed in order to avoid babies being born with sex links disorders such as haemophilia, but some countries like Belgium allow its use for non-medical reasons.
Another question: How many children of one gender should a couple already have before they are allowed to use screening techniques to try for a child of another gender.
A possible problem could be a gender imbalance, with some ethnic groups preferring to have sons rather than daughters.
In some countries so called savior siblings – babies are being created using umbilical cord stem cells in order to match for a sick brother or sister.
These, and some other serious question are being considered, and all we can do is sit and wait for the final decisions.