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The authors investigated sex preferences for firstborn children and (a) pro- technology attitudes and willingness to use sex selection technology (SST) and (b) social conformity. College students (N = 469; 239 women, 230 men) answered demographic questions and questions on technology usage and personal preferences and completed a measure of conformity.… (More)
Research focusing on potential users of technology for sex selection and their preference for firstborn sons is reviewed in light of technological advances. Further study of personality characteristics of users is proposed as well as identification of interpersonal dynamics occurring within a couple having divergent preferences for sex of offspring.
Primiparous American women (N = 140) were questioned during their third trimester concerning their choice of sex of offspring and their willingness to use sex preselection techniques (if available). Eighty-two women expressed no preference for sex of offspring; of the remaining 58, 33 chose girls and 25 chose boys. Of the 26 women who indicated they would… (More)