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Is it possible to determine the sex of a child before birth?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, ultrasound: Ultrasound exam in the late 2nd or 3rd trimester will usually reveal a "distinctive male organ" or not.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Depending on how much you want to spend there are several choices.There is a test originally developed to prove paternity called NIPP.This takes fetal cells circulating in mom's blood that can be studied as early as 8 wks for sex & several other issues.This is likely not covered by insurers unless there was another reason for the study.Most can find out by ultrasound if baby cooperates around 20wk

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Last updated Oct 23, 2017

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