WATCH | US mom of three girls opts for IVF so that her next baby is a boy

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A US-based mom of three daughters wants to try IVF in order to guarantee that her next child will be the son she has always wanted.

The 21-year-old mom, Amber Castle, has always wanted sons but has instead had three daughters with her 20-year-old boyfriend Skilar Ryan.

Now, after three attempts without success, she is planning to try IVF for her next pregnancy to select the gender of her baby.

This young mom will spend at least US $15 000 or R244 792,50 on gender selection via IVF.

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When Castle found out the gender of her recent baby girl, she cried because she was disappointed that she was expecting another girl.

@itsambaslife i promise i am SO much happier now. i can't wait to meet my third princess. but, i will always speak on this. its NORMAL!?? #genderdisappointment #fy ? that way slowed - vibe sounds

She later opened up on social media that she's opting for IVF, and instead of her followers being happy for her she received thousands of hateful comments.

Despite the hate, Castle is more determined to try IVF, and she says that her boyfriend thought she was crazy, but is now on board with this idea.

She believes that her using IVF is better than her trying seven-plus times for a boy.

Kim Hulett, pioneering founder and CEO of Next Biosciences explained to Parent24 that in South Africa, it is scientifically possible, but not legal, to choose from tested embryos based on their sex.

However, she says that "in the future it is possible that parents will be able to choose from an entire 'menu' of desirable characteristics or traits, or to select only the embryos that will grow up to suit an aesthetic ideal."

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