Down Under moms can now get have their unborn baby's gender predicted
by Acu-Gen using the Baby Gender Mentor at-home test. Although media
coverage surrounding the test's launch in June included a number of
interviews stating that the product would only be available in the US
due to concerns over its use for sex selective abortion in other parts
of the world, it was recently reported that Baby Gender Mentor is being
sold in the UK, and now in Australia.
Are India and China far behind?
Parents in those countries often abort babies when an ultrasound
reveals the baby is a girl, instead of the hoped-for son; even though
revealing a baby's gender by ultrasound is banned, the practice
continues at such a rate that the birth ratio has been significantly
skewed. The use of Baby Gender Mentor in those countries is
particularly frightening given that there is little doubt that parents
would undergo sex selective abortions based on the results, which have
not been proven to be accurate -- and may, in fact, be far from it.