William W. Quinn, Jr. is an attorney with the firm of Shea and Wilks in Phoenix, Arizona.
"Gender selection is possible because of the way in which sex is determined by our chromosomes. Dr. Ericsson devised patented methods by which X and Y sperm can be separated through filtering processes. Sperm are "layered" over a column of human serum albumin, and they swim down the gradient where they are collected in the bottom layer.
"The fraction of sperm that contains the male (Y) bearing sperm is used for insemination if a boy is desired. It is effective 70?75% of the time.
"The fraction of sperm that contains the female (X) bearing sperm is used for insemination if a girl is desired. It is effective 70?72% of the time."
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