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Boy or girl? Clinic offers choice

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A U.S. fertility clinic is luring patients from abroad with the promise of picking their baby's gender.

Each year, more than 200 women travel to The Fertility Institutes' New York and Los Angeles locations from countries where gender selection is banned, according to clinic director Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg.

"Women from countries like China and India tend to want boys. In the rest of the world, there's a slight preference for girls," said Steinberg, a reproductive endocrinologist, who trained in England where gender selection is illegal.

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