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Why parents should not be told the sex of their fetus: a response to the commentaries

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  • i Further, the child who is born may later make claims of harm by the imposition of gender stereotypes, as argued above.

  • ii In Germany, telling parents the sex of the fetus is only permitted after 12 weeks gestation (ref. 11).

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