Herald Sun
Grant McArthur and Elissa Doherty


* Fertility doctors lobbying for yes
* Sex selection from $10,000
* Many travel abroad to choose baby's sex

COUPLES wishing to choose the sex of their children for social or family balancing reasons could be given the go-ahead.

The Herald Sun reported Australia's health watchdog was set to review its ban on sex selection technology with many of the nation's fertility doctors lobbying for the controversial practice to become widely available.

Health Minister Nicola Roxon says the Federal Government will listen to both sides of the debate, but isn't pushing for the ban on gender selection technology to be lifted.

"But I need to flag that the government has not set down this path because we wish to make any changes,'' she told ABC radio.

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