Does your job determine your baby’s gender? I find it hard to believe.
Couples desperate to produce a son could boost their chances if one or both of them switches to a “masculine” profession such as engineering or accountancy, a report said.
Equally, those keen for daughters are more likely to have success if they hold down “caring” jobs such as teaching or nursing, a British study has discovered.
According to a London School of Economics survey printed in the Journal of Theoretical Biology, engineers and other “systemisers” give birth to 140 boys per 100 girls, while nurses have 135 girls for every 100 boys.
(Satoshi) Kanazawa predicted that a physicist and a mathematician would be the most likely pairing to produce a boy, while a therapist and a chat show host would be odds-on favourites for a daughter.
One evolutionary biologist guesses that a fetus would encounter more testosterone in the womb of an engineer mother. So why would the father’s occupation matter?
Update: OK, here’s a link to the article. It doesn’t say that changing jobs will change the sex of your future children. The theory is that people with “systemiser” brains are more likely to have male children, while people with “empathizer” brains are more likely to have girls.