The procedure is expensive ($19,000), but couples from Canada are traveling to the US in large numbers to conceive the gender of their choosing. Read about it here: Sex selection banned
In related news from Canada, swingers clubs where strangers meet for consentual sex with one or many partners, has been legalized. Read about it here: Swingers clubs legal
Both issues are very unattractive. Both involve sperm- one wastes it completely (among other things) and the other segregates it between X and Y chromosomes. It's worth considering that both are inevitably responsible for the destruction of unwanted embryoes, I think. Neither issue imbues a feeling of wholesomeness. Where do I find this stuff? Ugh, I feel like I may wretch, but something compelled me to cover this- a Canadian-American friend of mine who we'll call "Mike" to protect his identity.