I have to admit, I've not been in this market segment for a long while now, so you'll have to forgive my exclamation over this relatively new at home self-testing kit for pregnant mothers. IntelliGender is selling a kit that is supposed to let parents know the sex of the baby weeks before a sonogram would.
While this test is getting bad reviews -- if it's even possible, the developers have a very long way to go to make their product trustworthy -- the first thing that sprang to my mind was that it might be used for the nefarious purposes of sex-selection. The Gender Prediction Test might be a way for parents to practice sex-selection and abort their baby without the trauma of having to see the baby during an sonogram.
Many countries around the world are suffering from skewed sex-selection practices, and are starting to write laws which makes the practice illegal.
Meanwhile, I wonder if one or two of the 250,000 people who've bought this product has had an abortion due to the test result.
I hope our country will never suffer from the skewed ratio of boys to girls like some countries do.