[Pre-conception sex selection]
Language: 
Hungarian
Abstract: 

According to Article 14 of the Oviedo Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine of the Council of Europe, the use of techniques of medically assisted procreation shall not be allowed for the purpose of choosing the sex of a future child, unless serious hereditary sex-related disease is to be avoided. In Israel and the United States of America, pre-conception sex selection for the purpose of family balancing is legal. The European health culture does not regard reproductive justice as part of social justice. From this aspect, the situation is very similar in China and India. Reproductive liberty is opposed by the Catholic Church, too. According to the Catholic Church, medical grounds may not justify pre-conception sex selection, though being bioethically less harmful than family balancing for social reasons. In Hungary, according to Section 170 of the Criminal Code, pre-conception sex selection for the purpose of family balancing constitutes a crime. At present, the Hungarian legislation is in full harmony with the Oviedo Convention, enacted in Hungary in 2002.

Author(s): 
Julesz, M·tÈ
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Orvosi Hetilap
Journal Abbreviation: 
Orv Hetil
Publication Date: 
11/16/2014
Publication Year: 
2014
Pages: 
1815-1819
Volume: 
155
Issue: 
46
ISSN: 
0030-6002
DOI: 
10.1556/OH.2014.30036
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 25381656

Turabian/Chicago Citation

M·tÈ Julesz. 11/16/2014. "[Pre-conception sex selection]." Orvosi Hetilap 155: 46: 1815-1819. 10.1556/OH.2014.30036.

Wikipedia Citation

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