It would be fair to say that the topic of gender selection in New York has certainly developed over the last few years. It was once something of a taboo topic, but now it’s much more open and a quick look around the internet shows a lot of opinions about it.

Unfortunately, there lies in the problem. There is a lot of opinion about gender selection, and this is where today’s blog post steps into the equation.

We are now going to take a look at some of the biggest misconceptions which are doing the rounds about gender selection, in a bid to set the record straight once and for all.

Myth #1 – The time of conception

This first myth is all based around ancient Chinese astrology. Historically, this stated that the lunar age of the woman, and the month of the year, dictates exactly which sex her child is going to be.

There are actually other variations of this myth as well. For example, some are based on Ancient Mayan charts, which focus on similar principles.

It has been found that these methods tend to be 50% accurate. Considering the fact that this is the average percentage anyway, it’s not exactly concrete evidence that it’s something which is going to form accurate results!

Myth #2 – The time of orgasm

This next myth is somewhat easier to understand, and is simply based on the timing of a woman’s orgasm in comparison to the man. This is based on the Talmud, which is derived from Jewish law. It states that if the woman has an orgasm after the man, the baby will be a boy.

Again, there is no concrete proof to suggest that is correct. In other words, you can probably turn to the 50% accuracy statistics again!

Myth #3 – The time of intercourse

This next myth has even more theory behind it. It is suggested that Y-chromosomes (which are male sperm) are lighter and faster than girl sperm (X-chromosomes). Ultimately, various conclusions can supposedly be made based on this.

These principles have led to various methods, going by the name of the Shettles, Billings and Ericsson methods.  While a lot of research has been conducted on these methods, nothing has concluded that any of them give anything like accurate results. In other words, it’s another myth that you shouldn’t believe and isn’t going to have any impact on the sex of your next child.

Myth #4 – The sexual position

Perhaps surprisingly, there is some science behind this final myth. It goes along the lines that Y-chromosomes do not find acidic environments favorable. As such, some have been led to believe that a deeper sexual position would improve the chances of a boy being conceived.

Suffice to say, this isn’t true in the slightest. Regardless of the position you engage in, this isn’t going to have the slightest bit of impact on the sex of the child.