Want a son?

 
Published: Saturday 15 November 1997

Researchers in the UK say that age difference between couples decides the sex of their first child. John Manning and his colleagues at the University of Liverpool, say women with partners 5 to 15 years older than them are twice as likely to have a boy than a girl. They studied 301 couples from liverpool to reach the conclusion. The researchers found if wives are older than husbands, there will be an excess of daughters.

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