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This article is from the Choosing Your Baby's Sex FAQ, by Roger A. Hunt rah@gvsu.edu with numerous contributions by others.

3.3 Individual Responses To Call For FAQ Answers, Plus Miscellaneous Posts On This Subject

When I was in <Thailand> two years ago, I visited a
private hospital and noticed the advertisment on the
hospital wall. They claimed that they can help select
the sex of the baby. My Thai relatives also suggested
me to pay a visit to Thai fertility doctor so that I
my next baby would be boy. I have two girls and no
intention of having another baby (boy nor girl). So,
I just laughed it off. I also remember a few years
back, 20/20 or one of those similar show did a story
on Thai doctor who discover the the sex selection
method which have high successfull rate. I can't
quote exact data, It's been long time. But I guess
it works, that why most of the private hospitals in
Thailand offer this service.

One more things, though, it seems that most of people
who use this sex selection service are hoping for
boy. The requirement for the parent to be is that
they must already have at least 2 girls before
receiving this treatment (according to the TV show
mention above). This is to balance the female/male
population. I don't know whether this requirement
is still hold true or not. May be I should check it
out next time I visit Thailand, just in case :-)

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About sex selection:

I've just completed a Ph.D. dissertation on sex
ratios of newborn rats, and have a pretty good handle
on the literature (even for humans!). The "speedy Y,
hardy X" theory has not held up. In the aggregate,
the studies on timing of intercourse suggest an
opposite effect: intercourse several days before
ovulation produces males, and intercourse immediately
before ovulation produces females. But these effects
are very slight, if they are even there. My favorite
study set out to test the "speedy Y, hardy X" theory
and gave prospective parents instructions for how to
proceed for the child of their choice -- and 69% of
them got a child of the OTHER sex.

By the way, for what it's worth, rats have more males
in their litters when they mate early in the evening,
and females when they mate closer to ovulation (rat
cycles are four days long, not four weeks, so we
measure timing of mating relative to ovulation in
terms of hours, not days). However, the skewing
occurs through loss of pups after implantation, and
not at conception.

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I have two children and both times we were trying I
*know* we had intercourse about 2 days *before* I
ovulated. We have two girls! It worked for us and we
weren't even trying for a specific sex.

I had heard that hot baths can cause problems for
the mans fertility. My husband loved hot baths and
was cut off from them while we were trying to get me
pregnant.

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We tried for a girl the third time around, and ended
up with our third son. (I am dyslexic-sp?) so maybe I
did it backwards?! Anyway be assured that whatever
the sex it's great having another baby.

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1st two babies: had intercourse when ovulation kit
said I was ovulating. (So we inadvertently used the
timing scheme for the Shettle's method for having
boys.) Both pregnancies started on first month of
trying. Results: boys

3rd baby: Had read Shettles' book. Used only the
TIMING part of the Shettles method for having a girl.
Tried to use the "no orgasm for the woman" part but
declined using it on the particular day that we
conceived. Used VERY conservative timing ---
intercourse 3 to 4 days before ovulation. Took 7
months to get pregnant. Result: girl

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