Malaysian companies are openly offering couples with baby sex selection methods, saying the procedures to have the desired gender are entirely 'natural'.
"Choice Baby" offers to prepare a conception chart based on the analysis of data taken from selective parents like their blood type, date of birth and other personal information.
Jennifer Chin, the company 's sales manager, said the demand for gender selection had shot up over the years and her company enrolled more than 30 clients per month.
"The gender chart will show the favorable days to attempt conception," the New Straits Times Online quoted her as saying.
She added: "For those with two or three boys and want a girl or viceversa, this is an opportunity to get what they desire."
However, certain religious groups and spiritual leaders have raised objections over the practice saying it interferes with the working of God.
Hindu Sangam president Datuk A. Vaithilingam said: "Whether it is using technology or natural methods, early identification and elimination are against nature. It's not in line with the way of life. Gender selection can lead to unnecessary calamities, like gender problems."
Harcharan Singh, vicepresident of the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and Sikhism, said: "It is God who creates, so this practice is clearly against the order of nature".