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New Test Reveals Baby's Gender 7 Weeks Into Pregnancy

New Test Reveals Baby's Gender 7 Weeks Into Pregnancy

New Test Reveals Baby's Gender 7 Weeks Into Pregnancy

Many parents-to-be are eager to know whether they’re expecting a boy or a girl. This might now be possible as early as seven weeks into a pregnancy. A new test, which analyzes fetal DNA found in the mother’s blood, can establish sex weeks earlier than other options with an accuracy rate of over 95%.

The blood test was designed to be an alternative to invasive procedures, such as amniocentesis. But concerns exist about an alternative use of the test: gender selection. In the U.S. 40% of parents prefer boys, and the availability of the test concerns some that parents might use it as a gender selection tool and abort fetuses of an undesired sex. Read the whole story.


Related articles: 6 Rumored Ways to Select Your Baby's Sex, and Why Some Women Say No To Genetic Testing

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