An in-home Gender Prediction Test –IntelliGender – is now available at the market and it is at the centre of controversy. A simple-to-use urine test, the kit provides immediate gender results in the privacy and comfort of the home. Within ten minutes, the IntelliGender Gender Prediction Test test indicates whether the baby will be a boy or a girl. Used as early as six weeks after the first missed period, the Gender Prediction Test bridges the curiosity gap between conception and sonogram.
Having known the sex of the baby within 6 weeks, those in favour argue that it would save time and money in buying the necessary items for a boy or a girl. It would lead to abortion, those not in favour of the kit argue. A father expecting a boy might request for an abortion from his wife. It would also lead to gender selection.
I don’t really understand why parents are so curious with the sex of their unborn baby. They should be thankful to God that their wish to be parents are granted. What if it is a boy or a girl? What would happen if it is neither of the two? Can a kit predict gay babies? If it can, do parents would wish to abort them?