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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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BonnieCampbell27226 BonnieCampbell27226 5 years
There are some things that are only passed on through one gender or another so if the family has one of those diseases , it wise to know what you are going to deal with dependent on what you are expecting...
amybean52893 amybean52893 5 years
What about someone who is classified as 'high risk' for downs etc? They deserve the right to find out (earlier rather than later) if they have a child with or without a disability.
kandypope kandypope 5 years
nobody likes surprises
SirenaCampbell SirenaCampbell 5 years
well they can get around the gender selection by making it a law that it can not be used until after the mother is 3 months pregnant because abortions in most states are illegal after 3 months if you are going to a legit clinic
AshleyStarker AshleyStarker 5 years
That just means more abortions IMO. You find out you arent having that gender you want, so you abort early on. Sad
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