Date: November 22, 2019, 05:22:51 PM
Male Infertility Increasingly Alarming in Nigeria, Says Nordica: Family : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
On his part, an Embryologist with Nordica Fertility Centre, Ayelehin Ibukun Ebenezer Oshoetan, who spoke on how to determine the sex of a baby, said between couples, the male determines the sex of the baby, and not the woman, as usually perceived in the society.He said: “The male and female has 23 pairs of chromosomes. The last pair is XY for male and XX for female. If the male brings X then the pregnancy will result in a baby girl, but if he brings in the Y, the pregnancy will result in a boy child. So, it shouldn’t be pushed to the woman to determine the sex of a child. It is what the man brings the woman delivers.”
Errrm... this is a neither here nor there kind of issue. IMHO.Yes, the current science says that men decide the gender of the baby, but if you dig deeper and do your own research (both systematic and anecdotal data collection and synthesis), you would find that there is in fact no easy answer to this.Because I am a research and information/knowledge bug, some things intrigue me and I keep looking at the things until I make some sense of them. The topic of fertility is one of such intriguing topics.To get to the truth, you should not look at couples in steady or conventional relationships; example marriages; you should look at what I call "irregular parents" or "irregular couples"; i.e. people who had kids anyhow. What I found has been that, in some instances, a certain man that was only having girl babies with one woman ended up having boy babies with other woman/women. One man I know was married for 13 years and his wife could not conceive even once. And then he married a second wife who conceived within six months of entering the family.But the core point is not that the second wife had a child quick, but that the first wife also became pregnant shortly after the second wife had delivered a baby boy. The first wife delivered a baby girl and delivered two girls in a row. Meanwhile the second wife delivered two boys in a row! Same man, two women, two different results!The only flaw in my suspected reality check here is that the second wife may have come into the marriage and simply slept with another man which led to the quick pregnancy. But since I don't know that for a fact, I have to stick to what I know, which is that she had two boys straight, while the first wife had two girls straight. I have also come across research articles which states that some women's reproductive canal (from the vagina to the eggs) are more hostile to the Y chromosome sperms than other women's. Some women's antibodies attack the Y chromosome sperm cells and leave the X chromosomes intact. Conversely, some women's repro tracts "hug" the Y chromosomes and guide them to the egg. So, theoretically - in neutral circumstances when the woman's body is not killing the boy sperms - the man determines the sex of the baby. Methinks that it even gets way more complicated than that, because women's bodies change according to countless circumstances of insemination. The circumstances are physical and spiritual. Things like a woman's age at time of impregnation, menstrual cycle, how often she has sex generally, how diverse the sexual experience, the chemistry between the couple, a woman's mood and feelings towards the man, or even the sexual act itself that lead to conception may also play some roles, but these are areas that should be researched further. The other thing is that in my part of Africa, once a man married a second wife, the chance of getting a son increases somehow. I cannot even remember any of such couple that I know that the second wife also kept having girl children. They exist, but they are few and in-between. I wonder why. A researcher with deep sponsorship should take up this issue and do a thorough research, because the truth is still very much out there.