||It has been shown that the earth’s
magnetic field is affected by the phases of the moon. It can
be argued that the electromagnetic charges resulting from this,
could be a factor in the separation and predominance of X and
Y sperms. This suggests that the moon affects the gender depending
on the particular time conception is effected within the cycle
of the moon. In much in the same way as the moon influences
the tides or mental imbalances (lunacy).
has been proposed that the movement of the moon through the
various signs of the zodiac alters the acidity or alkalinity
of the endometrium. This results in particular environments
favouring male or female births. This particular was research
conducted on cows in Europe is backed up by current American
findings that the acid/alkali balance of the blood is affected
by the moon’s positional status.
In human beings, the male contributes two
different types of sperms simultaneously during copulation.
The female on the other hand provides the environment in the
womb favoring one particular gender or the other. Occasionally,
a test may reveal which parent is responsible for large single-sex
families. The findings usually point to mothers with highly
acidic/alkaline wombs, and occasionally to the father for
depositing sperms in a similar carrier.
as to whether sex selection is ethical remains unresolved. There
are numerous arguments for and against this as with every argument.
There is an added subliminal fear that we might upset the balance
of the Universe if we do in fact, practise gender selection.
Preferences vary according to religion, race, culture, demographics
etc. There is now evidence to indicate that in developed countries
(where access to selection techniques is most available), most
couples do not prefer to choose the sex of their first child.
Now we hear in the UK about
the HFEA, http://www.hfea.gov.uk/forPatients/Consultations/default.htm
is about to make sperm selection and pre-implantation gender
selection tests legal for parental gender choice in the United
Kingdom. This means that the parents could choose to simply
abort the baby if it is not of the gender that they had planned
for. There could be negative consequences if this was adopted
merely because any couple can now have the legal right to
terminate the unwanted pregnancy merely because it is of the
“wrong” sex. If only, these people become open
enough to consider the Chelvam’s Method, this would
not lead to the abortion of a foetus of the unwanted gender.
Notwithstanding this, sex selection offers
the opportunity to have more balanced, smaller families and
where the children have a feeling of being wanted. A girl
who knows that her parents would have preferred her to be
a boy, or vice versa, may have unnecessary psychological problems
in her lifetime.
| This suggests that if parents
could choose their children of their choice, there would be
more love, less rejection and a natural reduction in family
Some governments have stipulated the number of children a family
should have. In places like China, it is legal to have only
one child. Consequently, many female infants have been dumped
in dustbins and orphanages because of this. Many claims that
an effective method of sex selection has already been found
based on the theories on the different qualities of “X’
and “Y” sperms have been postulated. However, none
have shown their claims to be convincingly true. The only manner
that this can be proved is thorough the results these programs
produce. The “proof is in the pudding”.*