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26 Jul 2005

We want a girl
Hi, please advice if there is any way to go about having a girl. I read that if you want a girl you should try for a baby about 4 or 5 days before ovulation as the female sperm l lasts longer and will remain until ovulation whilst male sperm on the other hand only lasts a day or two and that is why you will properly have a boy if you try for a baby a day before, on the day of ovulation and a day after. Is there any merit in this as I have heard it from numerous sources but personally think it sounds a bit far fetched.
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

This is not an absolute and the exact timing of ovulation is not`always that easy.

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