Question: How much is the cost for the boy selection. Is it possible in India? A. (India)
Answer: You are asking about the monetary cost of making a gender selection, presumably when the prospective mother is trying to conceive through assisted conception (IVF). The simple answer is I don’t know. There is, of course the bigger question of the ethics of this practise in the absence of a medical indication. There is also the legality of this but, clearly, this will vary depending on which country you happen to be in. That brings me to your last question. I would not know whether such a practise is available or even legal in India. You need to find this information from the relevant authorities.
Question: Hi, I’m 17 weeks pregnant, in the 12th week scan i was diagnosed with placenta previa partially covering the os. Is it serious? Is it ok if i masturbate? I have habit of crossing my right leg over the left while doing so, would it affect my baby or my condition ? plz help . C. (India)
Answer: First things first: it is actually incorrect to label a low-lying placenta at such an early stage of pregnancy as ‘placenta praevia’. If the doctor described it as such, that is, unfortunately, misleading. Many placentas will be low lying at that stage, and even later on, at 20 weeks, a substantial proportion are still low lying. Technically, you cannot talk of placenta praevia until the pregnancy has entered the third trimester. Before that, you take note of the fact but it should not be regarded as an abnormality or even a risk factor. It is therefore perfectly OK for you to have sex or masturbate with these findings. The actions will not pose any risk to your pregnancy.