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In our society the women are often blamed for giving birth to daughters. Can you explain why this is not correct?

Q19.     In our society the women are often blamed for giving birth to daughters. Can you explain why this is not  correct?

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S Sonika

The sex chromosome in human female is XX while in a male it is XY. Thus, female produces haploid gametes having all X chromosomes but male produces two types of gametes with either X or Y.  The sex of the child will be dependent on which sperm whether the one with X chromosomes or the one with Y chromosome fertilises the ovum with X chromosome.  Therefore, the sex of the baby is determined by the father's chromosomes not mother's 

 

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