After adjustment for age, education, smoking, Body Mass Index BMIwaist, cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose, mean systolic blood pressure before pregnancy was found to be higher in women who subsequently had a boy than in those who delivered a girl. Print Save Cite Email Share. According to the Associated Press:. Accuracy improved with gestational age; after 20 weeks, the test results were near perfect. It ostensibly reversed the stifling effects of sentimental culture, a sentimentality still so much with us, especially in our most romantic notions of the practices of physical intimacy. Some companies market similar blood tests online, and others sell them in drugstores while emphasizing that they are not to be used for prenatal sex selection. However it does not take into account the potential physiological aspects of race.
Carmichael said the company sells more than 1, kits a year.
A Blood Test Determines a Baby’s Sex Earlier than Ever. But at What Cost?
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