Paris Hilton Reveals She Wants To Choose The Sex Of Her Babies To Ensure She Has Boy Girl Twins
Paris Hilton recently revealed she is undergoing IVF treatment to fall pregnant and wants to do gender selection to ensure she has boy girl twins. The news has been met with uproar from fans who say the comments are insensitive.
The 39 year heiress has been with her partner Carter Reum for 15 months and the two say they are ready to start a family together. Speaking to The Trend Reporter with Mara Podcast Paris says she would love to have twins first up.
“We want to have twins first and then I don’t know, either three or four children,” she said during the interview. “We have been doing the IVF so I can pick twins if I like.”
The comments have sparked an uproar from fans who say Paris is coming off as ‘out of touch’ and ‘insensitive.’ It should also be pointed out that it was her bestie Kim Kardashian West who first encouraged her to give IVF a go.
“Kim is actually the one who told me about that — I didn’t know anything about it,” she said. “I am happy she told me that advice and introduced me to her doctor.
“I really want twins who are a boy and a girl. So, this is the only way to 100% get that.”
The insensitivity of Paris’ comments stem from the fact that many couples are struggling to conceive and have no financial means to do IVF let alone pick the gender of their babies.
“Millions of women across the country cannot have access to IVF due to lack of funding and insurance coverage — women/men with actual medical diagnoses — and even after they finance and go through all the struggles of even getting to IVF, it’s no guarantee that they end up with a healthy baby,” one Instagram user wrote. “For her to make this statement is so beyond infuriating to me on the basis she did it to get twins and choose the sex.”
“Maybe do some research before talking about “picking twins” and how that is not a true representation of IVF. Your podcast was insensitive to so many,” added another.
(Gender selection using IVF is currently illegal in Australia, but can be performed in the United States using a process called preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). The process is costly and doesn’t necessarily guarantee a pregnancy or that it will go full-term or result in a twin pregnancy. Sometimes the process is simply used to detect and select the desired sex.)