London, May 29 (UNI) It has been happening in India but in the UK it has happened for the first time that parents have abandoned their twin babies because they were of the ''wrong sex.'' The couple of Indian origin-- mother (59) and father (72)-- conceived in India with fertility treatment and returned to England for the delivery.
They, however, told the horrified medics that they did not want the ''wrong sex'' babies, immediately after Caesarean section in Wolverhampton.
The husband then asked the doctors how soon his wife was fit enough to fly out again for further IVF in the hope of getting a boy to continue the family name.
An NHS insider was reported to have said, ''Everyone is utterly appalled. How could any parent do this? This is Britain in the 21st century.
It is likely to send shockwaves of revulsion throughout the multi-cultural nation. The parents were born in India but are British citizens living in Birmingham.
They had a fertility treatment in India as it is illegal here at such an advanced age and the twins were delivered at the New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton.
They were then transferred to a central NHS hospital in Birmingham. The parents are still believed to be in the city.
The babies have had no visitors since being born less than a fortnight ago.
The mother -- one of Britain's oldest -- discharged herself against the advice of doctors who told her she should stay for more than a week after her operation.
Birmingham Social Services department is said to be investigating.
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