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Is it possible to "choose" the sex of a child?

Postby Mario » Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:17 am

In planning a pregnancy, are there any specific determinants in the sex of the child? Is there anything the parents can do to ensure the conception of a boy?
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Postby kanak33 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:55 am

Exept if you can manipule the genes, you have 50% to have a boy...just random...
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Postby mith » Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:28 pm

Sperm selection then using IVF
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Postby ReggieLynch » Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:24 pm

I know that if you eat high amounts of broccoli and other veggies high in iron it changes the alkalinity in the uterus and promotes the production of testosterone in your system. Your s posed to do this for about a month before conception to help conceive a boy.

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Postby satrohraj » Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:47 pm

The process is...
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Its the female (Ovum) which decides the sex of the child to be born.
There are sex chromosomes called allosomes which contain genes.
In female its XY and In male its XX.

During Meiosis (or formation of Ovum/Sperm) The chromosome splits into X, Y in female (Ovum) And In male it splits in X, X.

So you have 2 types of ova, One with X chromosome, and other with Y chromosome. And only 1 types sperm, with X chromosome.

If X Ova Combines with X sperm then it will be a boy.
If Y Ova Combines with X sperm then it will be a girl.
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Here is the answer to your question.

It is decided during the time of fertilization whether its boy or a girl. I don't think there is way to ensure it is a boy.
Its just like a toss. Either boy or girl is possible, chances are 50-50.
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Postby david23 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:08 pm

Go to one of those clinics, and they will do IVF, which is what most people are doing these days.
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Postby mith » Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:03 pm

The ovum contributes an X, it's the sperm which determines the sex.
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Postby Darby » Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:48 pm

Unless you're a bird, where the males have matched sex chromosomes and the females have unmatched.
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Postby dr. dugmore » Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:12 am

in this day and age, you can, but its not legal, i personally think designer babys should be illigal, it least for stupid reasons like "only wanting a boy"
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Postby uwalaka » Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:48 pm

Well, u ask a strack question on the issue of getting a specific sex of a boy.u know all goes by planning with the both couple.and as well ,it has to do with u know the time u see ur menstruation[woman],then u stand there to plan with ur husband. thanks,uwalaka
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Postby bogles » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:48 am

Well, i don't think that you are to choose the sex of the child... It is difficult to do so..
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