Male sperm are lighter in weight and swim faster than female ones so are more likely to reach the egg.Therefore, having sex on the day of ovulation should increase the chances of conceiving a boy.There are a lot of different theories and approaches to natural gender selection but very little scientific study.
It's said that couples using this method tend to have boys more than girls. Advocates claim 75% but there’s only a tiny amount of medical evidence in the UK to support it.
Confusingly, another theory exists based on observations that couples that didn’t live together before conceiving had more girls.
- To improve conditions for female sperm you need more magnesium-rich food (in nuts, soya beans and leafy green vegetables). There’s no scientific data on humans to support the potassium or magnesium theories, although experts say diet does seem to play some part in gender selection.
Historical events have shown that famine can result in more boys being born but also that women weighing less than 54.5kg are more likely to have girls.
Some people say there’s strong anecdotal evidence and that there’s no harm in trying them, as very few methods are intrusive.
Here's a round-up of the most popular sex selection methods around... Female sperm are heavier and live longer than male sperm so if you have sex a few days before ovulation and then abstain (while the male sperm die), this should increase the chances of conceiving a girl.
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