IVF increases the chance of having a baby boy

Link Women using IVF to get pregnant should be aware that they will be more likely to have a boy than a girl ...

... the odds of a boy went up from 51 in 100 when conceived naturally to 56 in 100.

But another assisted reproduction technique called ICSI, which singles out the sperm that will fertilise the IVF egg, makes a girl more likely.

... "There is no evidence I am aware of to show that sex ratios at a national level have changed as a consequence of assisted conception procedures, although nature can impose some big variations following natural phenomena and man-made events.

"Patients should certainly not consider using this as a method of trying to have a boy or girl, since the procedure used needs to be selected to try and maximise the chance of pregnancy."