Sex position, duration don’t determine child’s gender- Expert

A gynaecologist, Olatoye Ogundipe has taken time to debunk the myth that a child’s gender is determined by the sex position or duration.

Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Wednesday, Mr Ogundipe opined that most couples had been misled in believing that there were certain sex positions to adopt to have a baby boy or girl.

According to him, “This is erroneous and misleading, the formation of a child is more than just sex by the couple, a lot goes on in the body.

He observed that the claim that there is a particular time of the menstrual cycle to conceive in order to have a boy or girl is not medically proven.

He stressed. “However, the sex position, duration or timing cannot determine a child’s gender, otherwise, until such a claim is proven medically,”

“What medicine says is that sperm carries the X or Y chromosomes while the female egg is X. If the sperm carrying Y meets the egg first, it results to XY which is a boy and if it is X, it becomes XX which is a girl.”

He said some men are still not knowledgeable of the fact that the gender of a child is determined by them and therefore, the woman is not to blame.



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