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  The President's Council on Bioethics: Beyond Therapy: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Human Improvement
The standard sex ratio at birth is 105 baby boys born for every 100 baby girls, but in many countries today the ratio is upwards of 120 baby boys born for every 100 girls.
The sex ratio in Venezuela is 107.5, in Yugoslavia 108.6, in Egypt 108.7, in Hong Kong 109.7, in South Korea 110, in Pakistan 110.9, in Delhi, India 117, in China 117, in Cuba 118, in the Caucuses nations of Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia, the sex ratio has reached as high as 120.
The two aspects of sex control – it is control of sex, and it is a form of control of offspring – locate the deeper significance of this practice in two important human contexts: the meaning of sexuality, and the nature of procreation and family relations.
www.bioethics.gov /background/sex_control.html   (7435 words)

 Choosing Baby's Sex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
For centuries parents have wanted to be able to choose the sex of their child.
Once we allow couples to choose the sex of their child, then they are certain to choose other characteristics of the child.
Sex selection sounds like a good idea until you consider the ramifications.
www.texlife.org /orgs/probe/docs/c-babysex.html   (365 words)

 IndiaParenting.com - Planning your Baby's Sex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Amniocentesis is a procedure that allows prospective parents to ascertain the sex of their child before it is born.
Sex is probably the first casualty in a stressful situation.
A misconception that persisted till as late as the 16th century was that male babies developed in the right side of the uterus.
www.indiaparenting.com /articles/data/art05_001.shtml   (2368 words)

 Can you choose your baby's sex? Independent, The (London) - Find Articles
But other methods of sex selection, albeit those that claim lower success rates than pre-implantation diagnosis, are being increasingly used, and research carried out among infertile women shows that four out of 10 would opt to choose to the sex of the child.
Instead, sex allocation may be a finely tuned adaptation to the mother and her condition at or around the time of conception.
According to the theory, the closer to ovulation you have sex, the greater the chance of having a boy because the Y-sperm is faster and gets to the egg first.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20060307/ai_n16177628   (966 words)

 Baby Sex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Baby Sex is the title of an unreleased recording by The Residents.
The title is lifted from the cover, an image of a woman performing oral sex on an infant boy - an image which was lifted from a pornographic magazine from Denmark.
While The Residents are known to be incredibly embarrassed by their early works (and strive to keep them unreleased in their original form) they may be reasonably proud of Baby Sex, as several tracks from this have appeared on compilations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baby_Sex   (186 words)

 CD Baby: SEX WITHOUT SOULS: Unrepentant
Named by a thirteen year old Boy Scout in the Black Forest of Germany, Sex Without Souls’ powerful rock with a dark twist, intelligent lyrics, outlandish stage performance and undeniable star power is the musical bomb exploding over the Toronto Club Scene.
The explosion that bears their name was launched with an 8 song DEMO EP, followed by a series of wild and popular gigs that took Toronto audiences by storm.
Sex Without Souls has been driving their career in classic DIY style.
cdbaby.com /sexwithoutsouls   (475 words)

 Baby Corner - Sex & Relationships - Baby Making vs Love Making - A Man's Perspective
Sex is pretty much the most fun you can have without your clothes on.
(Unless, of course, making a baby is the last thing on their minds.) If you suspect that you may be less than ideally fertile, try switching from tightey-whiteys and skin-tight jeans to boxer shorts and rapper-style clown pants.
Making a baby may seem about as complex, (and may involve many of the same elements) but it needn't be as serious an undertaking.
www.thebabycorner.com /page/1469   (677 words)

 Gender of the baby - Baby Talk Zone
Folklore is full of creative, often wacky, suggestions for choosing a baby's sex.
His resulting book, How to choose sex of your baby, co-written by David M. Rorvik, was first published in 1970 and since has become the sex-selection bible for couples interested in non-invasive, low-tech family planning techniques.
The reason for this is that partners trying for a daughter need to stop having sex at least 2 days before ovulation, so more X sperm than Y sperm will be around to meet the egg.
www.babytalkzone.com /forums/showthread.php?t=238   (857 words)

 Choosing Your Baby's Sex FAQ - Childbirth.org
Regarding sex selection in particular, it is beyond question that having sex very close to the time of ovulation is an important way to increase the overall odds for conception.
The sex of the baby may be related to the length of the follicular phase in the conception cycle.
Length of the follicular phase (from onset of menses to ovulation) was found to be related to the sex of the baby among 133 pregnancies that survived to delivery.
www.childbirth.org /articles/sex.html   (5641 words)

 Is there a reliable way to tell my unborn baby's sex?
There are lots of traditional ways of predicting the sex of a baby and you have probably come across some of them since you got pregnant.
The truth is that the only effective ways of identifying the sex of your baby during pregnancy are ultrasound scanning, amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS).
A baby's sex can be determined from about 18 weeks of pregnancy, but do bear in mind that, on the day of your scan, your baby may be facing the wrong way or have its legs crossed so that the genital area cannot be seen!
www.babycentre.co.uk /pregnancy/naming/howtotellsexofbaby   (700 words)

 Dads Today: Sex After Baby -- Easing back into intimacy
But sex was a main concern for her husband.
She still loves you and although sex is important, it’s not the only way she can or will express her love.
But, remember, if Mom has been feeding your baby every two hours or so, she may need a day to rest up for the date so she won't fall asleep as soon as the lights go down.
dadstoday.com /resources/articles/sexafterbaby.htm   (1127 words)

 Sex after baby
First-time parents told us that two months after the baby was born, they were making love two to three times a month.
Sex (or the lack of it) is on many couples' minds after their baby is born.
If you're worried that you're the only one whose sex life is on hiatus, you might find it comforting to know that most parents of newborns have sex 75 percent less often than they did before pregnancy.
www.babycenter.com /expert/baby/postpartumsex/11805.html   (666 words)

 Boy or girl? - Baby-Health.net
And in medieval Europe there was rather a bigoted tradition: a man, dreaming to have a son, put a battle-axe under a pillow and at the moment of climax he would take it out with the words: “You must have a boy”.
Different theories about the ways to conceive a baby of a certain sex continue appearing till now, and quite often they are no less quaint, than during our ancestors’ times.
An American psychiatrist Thomas Werni affirms in his book “A spiritual life of new-born babies”, that favourable conditions for healthy development of personality can be created only when a mother accepts her pregnancy positively, and a child of a wishful sex is born.
www.baby-health.net /articles/119.html   (1630 words)

 Would You Choose Your Baby's Sex?
Among the women surveyed, 41% said they wanted to select the sex of their next child if the option was offered at no additional cost.
Half of the women who said they'd select the sex of their next baby if the option was free also said they'd be willing to pay for the opportunity.
The study also showed that most women who already had children wanted to use sex selection to balance the gender composition of their family: women who had only daughters wanted to select a boy and women with only sons wanted to select a girl.
www.webmd.com /content/Article/102/106579.htm?pagenumber=2   (362 words)

 Let's talk about sex: After the baby
With a new baby to care for round the clock, sex may seem like a fond but distant memory.
According to a recent study sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, 90 percent of couples have sex within a year of having a baby.
With time, sex will likely be as satisfying, if not more, as it was before your baby came along.
www.babycenter.com /refcap/baby/postpartumsex/11802.html   (980 words)

 How to Get Pregnant EGuide| Trying to Get Pregnant | Fertility   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Baby Making 101 not only shows you how to chart your cycle, but it guides you on how to take advantage of your fertile window, i.e.
The scientific information is out there, but Baby Making 101 alerts you to the pitfalls that you might encounter and how to avoid them.
Baby Making 101 is a fun and easy read that will make trying to conceive easier and less stressful.
www.babymaking101.net   (2729 words)

 Finding Out The Sex of Your Baby - Childbirth.org
This method is the most frequent for finding out the sex of a baby, however, it is the least accurate.
We tried to find out the sex of our baby at the 19 week US and were told there is a 75% chance its a girl.
Thought she couldn't bond with this baby, cried for weeks while stripping pink wallpaper.IMHO pink is ok, especially at that time, but it was a *thing* for her...
www.childbirth.org /articles/decide.html   (3203 words)

 Sex During Pregnancy | Pregnancy Weekly
If you find that sex has become particularly enjoyable during pregnancy it may be because you finally feel free from worries about conception and contraception, and are feeling sexier than ever.
You may notice that your baby is very active after your orgasm and this is because of your pounding heart, not because your baby knows what is happening or feels pain.
Standard oral sex will not harm you or your baby and many couples consider it a nice substitute if intercourse is deemed too risky or it's just too uncomfortable.
www.pregnancyweekly.com /topics/sex_during.htm   (999 words)

 BBC - Parenting - Having a baby - Sex after birth
When it comes to resuming your sex life after the birth, it all depends on you and your partner.
It's normal not to feel much like having sex for the first weeks, at least, and to approach it all gently and tentatively for a while.
If your baby sleeps in your room, you may feel more comfortable having sex somewhere else or moving the baby into another room.
www.bbc.co.uk /parenting/having_a_baby/birth_sex.shtml   (732 words)

 It's Just Another Baby: Sex
That is to say, sex itself might end, but the male drive for sex probably doesn't.
Cuddling can and often is involved in sex, and sex is often involved in cuddling, but the one is not an alternative to the other.
And I read that in some aboriginal cultures, when the woman's labor is long and difficult, her husband will actually have sex with her while she's in labor to speed it along.
www.westnet.com /~crywalt/pregnancy/sex.html   (671 words)

 Sex After Baby
New parents often wonder when it is okay to resume having sex after having a baby.
But your sex life doesn't have to be over just because you have a new baby.
Spontaneous sex is ideal but when dealing with a new baby, it is not always possible.
www.justmommies.com /articles/sex_after_baby.shtml   (691 words)

 Can I conceive while nursing?
Many doctors recommend barrier methods such as condoms or a diaphragm, but some think the newerlow-dose oral contraceptives are safe to use while breastfeeding and pose no harm to your baby.
If your baby sleeps through the night at an early age, your period probably will return more quickly — typically within three to eight months.
In other words, the more often your baby nurses, the longer it may be before you get your period again.
www.babycenter.com /expert/baby/postpartumsex/7093.html   (641 words)

 Your New Life | Fit Pregnancy
A couple's rejoice in a second baby does not erase the sorrow of losing the first.
Sex after having a baby poses unique challenges.
FitPregnany.com will not be liable for any complications, injuries, loss, or other medical problems arising from, or in connection with, the use of, or reliance upon any information on this website.
www.fitpregnancy.com /yournewlife/?subsection=sex_relationships   (336 words)

 Boy or Girl? 38 Fun Ways to Guess Your Baby's Sex
For hundreds of years, expecting moms have relied on time-tested methods of guessing their baby's sex.
Even though these old wives' tales are far from foolproof, they are certainly more fun than their more reliable successors, amniocentesis and ultrasound.
Your baby's heart rate is less than 140 beats per minute
parenting.ivillage.com /pregnancy/pbabyprep/0,,j012,00.html   (202 words)

 Are You Ready for Sex After Baby?
You've waited six weeks as the doctor suggested, and you can tell that your husband is ready to start having sex again.
Balancing the roles of wife and mother can be a difficult task, and getting back to making love is a big step.
Postpartum depression, inadequate sleep and physical insecurities are only some of the reasons why women sometimes feel hesitant to jump back into the sack.
quiz.ivillage.com /parenting/tests/sexafterbaby.htm   (173 words)

 Baby Corner - Sex & Relationships - Silence: Is It Abuse?
But suppose she does love the man and/or has a vested interest with remaining with him, interests such as family and income.
By depriving her of it, or by meting it out in rationed dabs, the man is able to keep her longing for him, for his attention.
They feel it is akin to gossiping, something that girls, of any age or sex, do with other girls.
www.thebabycorner.com /page/1618   (1347 words)

 If you could, would you choose your baby's sex?
Over the centuries, people have tried many low-tech ways to influence whether their baby will be a boy or a girl, but now science has brought the possibility nearer.
In IVF treatment, it is possible to tell accurately the sex of an embryo.
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www.babycentre.co.uk /pregnancy/naming/wouldyouchoosesexpoll   (290 words)

 CNN - Researchers report success with sex-selection method - September 9, 1998
The research, which is published in the journal Human Reproduction, reports that, so far, patients using the method to isolate X chromosomes have given birth to 11 babies, 10 of them female.
Of the 14 pregnancies advanced enough to determine the sex of the fetus, 13 were female.
He said the institute is not currently offering the selection method to childless couples who want to choose the sex of their first-born.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/9809/09/baby.sex/index.html   (551 words)

 ABC News: Controversial Study Allows Parents to Pick Baby's Sex
Now, doctors at Houston's Baylor College of Medicine are conducting a "sex selection" study that will allow couples to make that wish come true — letting them actually pick their baby's gender.
The whole idea of picking a baby's sex is so controversial, it took nine years for researchers to get permission to conduct the study.
The practice, known as "social sex selection," is banned in many countries, including Britain and Canada.
abcnews.go.com /WNT/Health/story?id=1253458   (383 words)

 Home kits claim to help you choose baby's sex
Now you can pick the sex of your baby in the privacy of your own home.
But it's been taken to a different level by purveyors of unproven home-use products, who are milking the increasing awareness about more legitimate sex selection methods and hoping to draw some of the same potential customers, said University of Pennsylvania bioethicist Arthur Caplan.
He said he did not have information on how many babies of the desired gender have been born with GenSelect, and a spokesman said sales figures are confidential.
www.azcentral.com /families/articles/0406sex-selection06-ON.html   (936 words)

 First Time Pregancy - Having a baby Sex & Pregnancy
She's the one who has to push when the time comes and they put the baby on her belly when it is delivered.
If you're pregnant or even planning a pregnancy, you've probably found an abundance of information about sex before pregnancy (that is, having sex in order to conceive) and sex after childbirth (general consensus: expect a less active sex life when there's a newborn in the house).
Some women claim that they have no sex drive at all during pregnancy, and others, say their sex drive is better during pregnancy.
www.firsttimepregnancy.com /cid_8.html   (491 words)

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