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Boy or Girl: Which Gender Baby Would You Pick? (from ATSNN)

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posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 10:51 AM
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A new study shows that if given to choose the sex of their baby, women are just as likely to choose a male as a female. Of the 561 women who took part in this study, 229 said they would like to choose the sex of a future child. Among these 229 women, there was no greater for want for a boy or a girl.
 



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When given the opportunity to choose the sex of their baby, women are just as likely to choose pink socks as blue, a new study shows.

"Sex selection is a topic that's almost taboo for physicians to talk about," said Tarun Jain, a reproductive specialist at the University of Illinois, Chicago. "Yet, it's important to understand patient interest in non-medical sex selection and adequately address the ethical and social implications before the cat is out of the bag. Prior to this study, there has been no data to indicate what the demand might be."

Of the 561 women who participated in the study, 229 said they would like to choose the sex of a future child. Among these 229 there was no greater for demand for boys or girls.


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I, personally, would not want my wife to choose the sex of our baby. I think that it should be a "surprise" just like (for example) the first time I heard my wife was pregnant. Let me also say that "sex selection" is banned in the UK. Today, there are two methods of sex selection being used in the United States.

If you wanted to choose, which sex would you choose and why?

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posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 10:58 AM
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A girl.

All of my friends have infant daughters. She'd have plenty of playmates



posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 11:11 AM
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I'm a man as well as being an ex-athlete. Some might assume that I would want boys, but I want girls. Besides the fact that my girlfriend's genes are incredible and those girls would be very lucky to have her for a mother, I feel that I could pass on my knowledge about how the world really works and maybe when they're older I can clutter their minds with some of daddy's whacko conspiracy theories. I think daughters relate better emotionally to their fathers anyways, so if they have a strong male role model in their life, then the sky's the limit for them.

That being said, I would love a son just as much, and could teach him how to throw a really nasty curveball!


Peace


[edit on 23-3-2005 by Dr Love]



posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 02:27 PM
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A BABY! Doesn't matter. Boy or girl. We were not able to
have children naturally and so we adopted. We would have
adopted more, but circumstances didn't allow ...

We have a girl. Honestly, I was VERY happy when they called
and said we were assigned a girl. Cute clothes, fun shopping ....

If they had called and said we had been assigned a boy I still
would have been happy ... I just wanted a baby. Boy or girl ...


Odd

posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 02:37 PM
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I would want a boy... raising a girl would be far more difficult than anything I will ever be able to do.



posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 02:39 PM
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Well, I have two already, like flyersfan said girls are more fun lots of cute stuff for them, I used to spend like crazy and even now that she is already an adult, I still have fun going shopping with her.

I am glad she was the first one, now I had concern about the second baby for my fist one I had not worries about the sex, but with the second one I was anxious, because I really wanted a boy.

I was lucky I have one of each, and the baby factory was closed.

[edit on 23-3-2005 by marg6043]



posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 05:31 PM
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Either or, as long as he or she is a healthy baby.



Marg, does your avatar have chicken pox?



posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 05:36 PM
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I wouldn't pick, I'd want it to be a surprise, like it was with my daughter.



posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 05:41 PM
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As one who has both, I would say in their younger age, girls are much easier. Boys are just, wow, crazy. But I'm guessing the teenage years, I would rather much have boys. Doesn't matter though, I get to see both.

Oh yeah, I have twin girls and one boy, the twins together at age 3 were much easier than my one boy at 3 is...



posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 05:47 PM
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Originally posted by FredT
Marg, does your avatar have chicken pox?


I thought it was freckles -- but that is probably because I have tons of freckles myself.


We were not able to have kids either but would have taken either happily.

Oh and btw Dr. Love -- a girl could probably learn to throw that curveball also -- my niece was fantastic.

jm



posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 05:48 PM
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I'd probably want one of each... difficult decision.

I think I'd want a girl first.



posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 05:54 PM
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Originally posted by FredT
Either or, as long as he or she is a healthy baby.



Marg, does your avatar have chicken pox?


She is a fairy I feel insulted FredT
I do have freckles all on my nose and checks, got them from my grandfather he had red hair, is not funny to be Puertorrican and have freckles you know.



posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 06:02 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043
She is a fairy I feel insulted FredT
I do have freckles all on my nose and checks, got them from my grandfather he had red hair, is not funny to be Puertorrican and have freckles you know.


I looked at them again and now I am leaning towards mosquito bites
jk.......

BTW we have one son so one more healthy child and we are done.



posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 06:06 PM
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I am moving this to medical



posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 09:51 PM
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i dont really care as long as the baby is normal



posted on Mar, 29 2005 @ 05:30 PM
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I'd do like nerdling, take one of each, separated a few years. Probably a boy first, easier in the teenage years.



posted on Nov, 10 2005 @ 03:17 AM
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Id prefer girls myself, but as long as it was an elf, i wouldnt be to concerned.

I wouldnt use medical proceedures tho, to chose the sex of the kid, anymore than Id have a designer baby amde to order.

As long as it has two eyes, a nose, a mouth, hair, two legs and two arms and two pointy little ears, Id be happy. But a girl would definitely be my wish list, as I could create my own evil progeny to rase hell and havoc when Im long gone.



posted on Nov, 10 2005 @ 03:53 AM
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People need to spend less time worrying about what sex the baby will be and concentrate on how there going to raise the child in question.
Which parnter is going to stay at home ?
How will I make time for the child?
Its dosnt matter if a women has a boy or a girl the important thing is that both parents do there best to raise a prouductive member of society.

Of course parents can only do so much later on in life the child will make his/her own choices in life.



posted on Nov, 10 2005 @ 06:51 AM
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I grew up in a 2nd gen 2 girls only family. I did not want boys...boys were yewky and i didn't have a clue on boy babies...

my first two children were girls, I always thought I would have three girls no boys so was shocked to hear my next baby was going to be a son. The ultrasound picture caught him mid wee wee, so there was no doubt what it was. I didn't want him. He was conveived by rape and I hated him for his father, for putting him there and for raping me while laying in a bed just home fron hospital with a fractured skull and many other broken bones including most ribs from a beating he had given me two days before. I hated that he was going to become his father. i hated him for everytime I would look at him and see his father in his actions, I hated him for growing up into his fathers shoes, I hated him for the fact he would look like his father.

When Kaelan was born, I fell in love with him, he was a little lost kitten in my arms, he was innocent, he was pure, he was himself. Everyday my 7 year son brings me flowers, at least 20 times a day my son comes and tells me how much he loves me, my son cuddles me and adores me as I adore him.

His little brother is me all over but in a boy, my daughters are all me but different bits.. i love them all I wouldn't choose a sex, I love them all so dearly for their own individual beings

The reason i said all this is because its an issue I have thought on over the years. If you asked me 8 years ago, my answer would have been girl, no doubt in my mind at all 100 percent if not 150 percent. If you ask me now I couldn't choose. The sexes are both so special with their own rewards. Kaelan started life with an uphill battle just on his sex alone but in a blink of a baby's eye, he changed a whole perspective, thought and deep deep mindset.

and no His father hasn't been on the scene since he was 3 weeks old and I am happy and my kids are happy now.



posted on Nov, 10 2005 @ 12:49 PM
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Mayet

What a tragic story, I had to read it three times to understand that this is from you.

Sometimes I forget that is people in the world that can be so evil as to hurt other human beings.

You son is truly a blessing to remind all of us that our children do not carry the sins of the father.

He will be the one to take care of you in your old age and will be with you always.




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