8 Boys And Wanting A Girl is an emotional and moving insight into what life is like for a family with many children of the same gender. Through the stories of five families, who are each desperate to have a girl after giving birth to several boys, the controversy surrounding sex-selection and society's notion of gender identity are explored.
We meet 37 year-old Michelle Priestly who loves all things girly and feminine and never imagined herself as a mum to four boys. She loves her children dearly, but is desperate for a daughter. Michelle has persuaded her husband Jason to give it one last try for a girl. As the cameras follow her journey Michelle’s anxiety is getting to her and her family.
For the Trathen and Burns families it has come to the highly controversial PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis) as they attempt to take control and stack the odds in their favour.... Read more.