Roberta Steinbacher

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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)
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)
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.
Surveyor I landed on the lunar surface on 2 June 1966 and obtained more than 11,000 pictures of the environment with its television camera. The same region was photographed by the 24-inch (61-centimeter) camera of Orbiter III on 22 February 1967. Surveyor I has been located in these Orbiter photographs; its image was found and all search and identification(More)
Using the Thomson Reuters Web of Science, we analytically reviewed existing research from the past 30 years on the social and demographic dimensions of sex selection technologies. Through content analysis and bibliometric analysis, we investigated publications in four categories: description, attitudes, demographics, and policy. Our results leave little(More)
A survey of 242 undergraduates assessed attitudes toward use of sex selection technology and the choice of sex of first- and second-born offspring among potential users. Of our sample, 31 per cent endorsed use of sex selection technology, with the small subsample of nonwhites more accepting of utilization than were whites. There was a significant preference(More)