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A 28-year-old female asked:

Is it true chances of getting a girl is to have sex before ovulation , & to get a boy after ovulation? thanks!

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes and No: One can get a girl baby by having sex before ovulation. The chances of getting a girl baby is about 50%. The chances of getting a girl baby by having sex after ovulation is not high, and neither are the chances of getting a baby boy. That's because the egg doesn't live that long after ovulation, but the sperm can take many hours to swim to where the egg is. Have sex before ovulation, to get preg.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Doesn't matter: It is the sex chromosome carried by the sperm that determines the sex of any baby.It doesn't care when you have sex, it just wants to be the first one to finish the race.There are many myths surrounding sex selection and all have a 50% success rate which is what you get anyway.

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