WHAT IS SEX DETERMINATION?
It is the genetic or environmental process by which the gender of an individual is established through the XY chromosomes.
S** determination is a process in which the s** of the child is determined whether its a male or female . The advantage of early detection is that it can be used in the specific treatment for rare disorders like hemophilia. The disadvantage of early detection is the danger of early gender detection where parents use the test to decide whether or not to terminate the pregnancy based on the gender of the child. Female foeticide is a practice in which female foetus is killed before being born. The s**of the foetus is determined by ultrasound scanning, amniocentesis, etc. This is a violation of women's rights. This is a cause for worst gender ratios. Misuse of medical techniques mentioned above, should not be allowed.
- Whether a baby will be a boy or a girl is determined by the chromosomes present inside the nucleus of the fertilized egg.
- if a sperm containing a y chromosome fertilizes the egg,the zygote would have two x chromosomes and would develop into female
- if a sperm containing ay chromosome fertilizes the egg,the zygote would have one x and one y chromosome and would develop into a male