Long and value based question of heredity and evolution chapter with answer
3. Mrs. Kumar is pregnant for the last three months and she goes for regular check-up to her doctor. During her last visit, the doctor asked Mrs. Kumar to get an ultrasound done. Both Mr. and Mrs. Kumar went to a radiologist and got the ultrasound done. Once the ultrasound is over, Mr. Kumar asked the doctor whether the baby in the womb is a boy or a girl.
(a) What should the doctor reply to the couple?
(b) Is it ethical to determine the sex of a child?
(c) What should government do to discourage sex determination?
(a) The doctor should not tell the sex of the foetus.
(b) No, it is not ethical to determine the sex of a child.
(c) The government should ban the process of sex determination and should punish or fine whosoever does so.
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