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The Secrets of Determining the Sex of Your Children

By Dr. Violet Butler (Special guest writer to the group)

You men out there are the sole parties responsible for passing on the genetic codes to determine if a child is male or female. It is a simple fact of biology: the Xx combination of sperm and egg create a female; the Xy are male. All eggs are X. Sperm can be either X or Y. So don't blame us for the child's sex; it's really up to you. Now I'm going to explain in very simplistic terms the ways you can actually turn the odds in favor of your choice of girls or boys.

Now remember - conception takes place in the fallopian tube with the first sperm to reach and penetrate the surface of the egg. Thus conception is the result of a race amongst millions of little swimming sperm to reach the single available egg. (A small percentage women ovulate on both sides simultaneously and have a higher propensity to create fraternal twins).

There are two kinds of sperm: the androsperm or male-genetic-code-carrying version and the genosperm or female. For simplicity let's call the boys Andys and the girls Gennys. Determining the sex of your child has to do with taking advantage of the unique characteristics of each. Here are those we can easily manipulate:

What to do? There are five things to remember:

If you follow these steps, a study from the mid-70's determined that you will have an 85% chance of getting what you want.

Violet Butler is a practicing physician in the Los Angeles area.

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