Sex position doesn’t determine baby gender

BY: Lydia Ezit

A Gynaecologist at Healthlink Medical Clinic, Dr Clarence O. Addo-Yobo, has said there is no sex position that guarantees a preferred baby gender as is often believed.

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He said people were made to believe that when they stuck to a certain sex position they were likely to give birth to a boy or a girl but it was not true because there is nothing like that.

For instance, a  couple seeking a son is advised to make love standing up or the popular “doggy style” as it provides deeper penetration allowing the male sperm to swim faster while those determined to have a girl are encouraged to stick to the missionary position as it also offers shallow penetration.

Additionally, women seeking to enjoy a prolonged orgasm are made to believe that adopting wild sex positions will facilitate that.


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 The gynaecologist described these as myths with no scientific prove, and added that the only specified method outside the bedroom that held more promise was through high-tech medical procedures involving sperm or embryo sorting.

Similarly, Dr Addo-Yobo also said, “conception chart that tells women which dates will result in boy or girl conceptions, based on the mother's age and the month of conception, has no scientific evidence that they  work”.

He said, “unfortunately, we are still at the whim of mother nature when it comes to the sex of our babies, there are no lovemaking positions that can influence the gender of your baby and there's not much you can do at home to choose your baby's gender”.

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According to him, the use of sex selection kits often marketed on the Internet that guaranteed results with douches and vitamins were all “terrible stories and had no scientific prove. If you are really determined to have a boy or a girl then try In vitro, the embryologist is able to tell it.”

He explained that In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a complex series of procedures used to treat fertility or genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child.

“Here, mature eggs are collected from ovaries and fertilised by sperm in a lab. Then the fertilised egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted in the uterus,” he explained.

He, however, advised women who wanted to experience orgasm not to take any medication but encourage their partners to master the art of foreplay.

 “You do not have to take medication or adopt a certain sex position to be able to  obtain orgasm. Orgasm goes with prolonged foreplay and men must learn this because it is a big problem among them,” he advised.