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dc.contributor.editorLienhard, Dina A.en_US
dc.creatorBlight, Alysse
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-03T19:06:05Z
dc.date.available2019-04-03T19:06:05Z
dc.date.created2019-04-03
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13096
dc.description.abstractIn the 1960s in the United States Landrum B. Shettles developed the Shettles method, which is a procedure for couples to use prior to and during an intercourse to increase their chances of conceiving a fetus of their desired sex. Shettles, a physician, who specialized in obstetrics and gynecology, found a difference in the size and shape of male sperm cells that he correlated with the different sex chromosomes they carry. Based on that finding, Shettles developed procedures for couples to follow based on whether they desire a female or a male fetus and published them in the 1970 book, Your Baby’s Sex: Now You Can Choose. The Shettles method is based on the idea that male-producing sperm prefer alkaline conditions, whereas female-producing sperm prefer acidic conditions. The method provides couples with a procedure intended to enhance the favored environment for the sperm that will supposedly produce the desired sex, including female douches to be used before intercourse and how to time sexual intercourse within the female menstrual cycle. The book Your Baby’s Sex: Now You Can Choose, made the Shettles method a widely popular method of natural sex selection.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectTechnologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshSex preselectionen_US
dc.subject.lcshChoice of sex of offspringen_US
dc.subject.lcshSex predeterminationen_US
dc.subject.lcshFamily planningen_US
dc.subject.lcshSex chromosomesen_US
dc.subject.lcshGonosomesen_US
dc.subject.meshSpermatozoaen_US
dc.subject.meshSpermen_US
dc.subject.meshX-Bearing Spermen_US
dc.subject.meshY-Bearing Spermen_US
dc.titleThe Shettles Method of Sex Selectionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoTechnologiesen_US
dc.subject.embryoReproductionen_US
dc.subject.tagShettles Methoden_US
dc.subject.tagLandrum Shettlesen_US
dc.subject.tagSex selectionen_US
dc.subject.tagX-Chromosome-Bearing Spermen_US
dc.subject.tagY-Chromosome-Bearing Spermen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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