Blood tests for pregnant women in Hong Kong are usually done to detect genetic defects, and gender selection is unethical, experts say.

Blood samples to identify sex of babies are being hidden in toys and food and smuggled into Hong Kong, driven by mainland China’s preference for boys

  • Practice raises ethical issues over gender selection and medical hygiene
  • Post finds mainland Chinese agents offering courier services of blood samples into city, where test is allowed under proper guidelines
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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Blood tests for pregnant women in Hong Kong are usually done to detect genetic defects, and gender selection is unethical, experts say.
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