The British Are Coming
U.K. law prohibits selecting the sex of your child unless serious medical issues are involved and this has Brits flocking to the U.S. to balance out their families.
U.K. law prohibits selecting the sex of your child unless serious medical issues are involved and this has Brits flocking to the U.S. to balance out their families. "So British couples wanting to choose the sex of their child must now go abroad, and the most common choice is the US, where sex selection is legal in every state. There is no way of knowing how many women go – people tend to keep quiet about it. But Steinberg's clinic treats 25 to 30 British patients a year, while Rainsbury sees 70 to 80 women. And the famous Genetics & IVF Institute (GIVF), in Virginia, also has a steady contingent of British patients. There are other clinics, too, so the overall figure is probably in the low hundreds. Steinberg, a bullish, charismatic showman, has been offering PGD for 14 years, but over the last two, he says, 'the business has just gone wild". The great majority of his sex selection cases are couples coming for "family balancing'. It is rare, he says, for people to sex select when they have no children already. He says he treats these cases with some caution and recommends counselling."
The stories we tell define history. So who gets the mic in America?
- History is written by lions. But it's also recorded by lambs.
- In order to understand American history, we need to look at the events of the past as more prismatic than the narrative given to us in high school textbooks.
- Including different voices can paint a more full and vibrant portrait of America. Which is why more walks of American life can and should be storytellers.
A glass of juice has as much sugar, ounce for ounce, as a full-calorie soda. And those vitamins do almost nothing.
Quick: think back to childhood (if you've reached the scary clown you've gone too far). What did your parents or guardians give you to keep you quiet? If you're anything like most parents, it was juice. But here's the thing: juice is bad for you.
Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club
- Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
- It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
- This ability may come from a common ancestor
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