Based off of a House episode...

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by Kazmarov, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Kazmarov

    Kazmarov For a Free Scotland

    Tonight's episode started with a couple being told that their child had both male and female DNA. Thus through surgery it could be made a 'boy' or a 'girl'.

    If you had absolute control over the gender of your one child, what gender would you give it?
     

  2. Turbo

    Turbo Registered Member

    it would depend...i watched the episode and it didn't seem clear to me if the gender chosen would be able to procreate as the decided gender.

    i'm selfish i guess in that i would probably choose boy to keep my family name going, provided the procreation issue allows it.
     
  3. EndWinterRomance

    EndWinterRomance PREGGERS

    if they could reproduce either way i'd prefer a boy.
     
  4. Kazmarov

    Kazmarov For a Free Scotland

    I actually haven't seen the whole thing- but this is more of an abstract coming from the concrete.
     
  5. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    I already have three kids, a boy and two girls. After my second child, I really didn't care anymore what sex my third would have because I got both already. Now if it's just my first child, I'd go for a boy. I would like to know the risks of the surgery before. If it's too risky, I'd rather let nature decide than to create problems for my baby just because I prefer a specific sex.
     
  6. Nibbles

    Nibbles meep

    If my child were born as a hermoaphrodite, I'd choose a boy. Frankly taking part in a sport activity with my son would be more enjoyable than playing dolls.
     
  7. JoaNor

    JoaNor Registered Member

    Hmm... If my wife/girlfriends baby would have both Female and Male DNA, I would choose the gender that had the largest portion of DNA, as this would leave out the risk of the child keeping some features of the opposite sex.
    But, if there was an equal amount of DNA for both sexes, I'd go for a boy...
     
  8. Stab-o-Matic5000

    Stab-o-Matic5000 Cutting Edge in Murder

    Are we talking about picking the gender beforehand, or the specific situation in the house episode?

    If it's the former, I frankly wouldn't care. I'm not horribly concerned with having a son or daughter, either would be fine. If it's the latter, there have been cases where that exact thing has happened, a baby is born with both male and female sex organs, like say, one testicle and one ovary, and they'll just remove the male sex organs. Later on in life once the child reached puberty, it would cause weird hormonal imbalances and other medical problems. If it were that kind of situation, I frankly wouldn't know what to do. I'd want to avoid the situation I mentioned before, but who knows what would happen if you did nothing?
     
  9. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    There is no such thing as both male and female DNA.
     
  10. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    I would definitely choose a boy, now don't be offended here, but I much rather have a boy, because guys are more bound to play sports then girls, I am not saying girls don't play sports. I would also like to continue the family name, so by having a boy it keeps it going.
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2009

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