American families are increasingly picking the gender of their children - and they are choosing girls.
In countries like China and India, couples regularly use pregnancy screening to abort female fetuses but in the United States a different kind of sex selection is taking place.
Fertility clinics are targeting young, fertile mothers desperate for a little girl and more and more women are paying the exorbitant costs to get one.
Gender selection or 'family balancing' now rakes in at least $100 million every year, with an estimated 4,000 to 6,000 procedures being performed.
Some families are coughing up as much as $40,000 for their little girl, according to Slate.com.