Ivf and gender selection
Would there be any halachic/ethical issues with one who is performing IVF due to infertility to request a specific gender?
I’ve heard that R SZ Auerbach thought it to be unethical for a couple to undergo IVF specifically to have a specific gender, however what would be with one who is anyway undergoing IVF?
(We currently have 2 girls BH and would like to be mekayem Pru Urvu.)
While it would not be an obligation in order to fulfill the mitzvah of Pru Urvu, it would be permissible to choose the gender of the baby for one who is anyway undergoing IVF treatment.