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March 31st, 2012, 06:00 PM
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I recently read somewhere that women who work in a male dominated work place have slightly higher levels of testosterone and are therefore more like to conceive a boy. I'm just a little curious because I work in a heavily male dominated field and was wondering if this really would make me more likely to have boy? and why?
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April 2nd, 2012, 12:03 PM
mindyjean's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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There is a theory that women who are competitive generally produce more testosterone, which sways boy....do you have any kids so far? I am a teacher, which is generally a more female specific profession, and yet I have 2 boys.......
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April 5th, 2012, 06:03 AM
ashj_1218's Avatar Hiya!
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Eh, not really thinking that has as much pull as other factors. I am genetically low testosterone. My dad is low and my mom has none naturally (they both use medication to keep the levels in the normal range). I tested in the low range, but I do make some naturally. My mom has one girl and two boys. And I have two boys.

By that fact, we should have nothing but a bunch of girls.
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April 12th, 2012, 03:55 PM
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hmm kind of goes like that for me.

when i conieved my dd i worked in a bakery with all female staff.
when i conieved my ds i worked in a diy shop doing alot of building and heavy lifting most of the staff where male.

i now work in a bookies which normally a male enviroment but its like a office job and staff are all female so hoping that means girl again.

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April 20th, 2012, 11:28 PM
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It doesn't seem to work that way at my workplace. We only have a couple male staff and roughly 10 female staff. We have had about 15 boys and only 2 girls conceived there over the years lol

Thank you Vicki for my new siggy!
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August 23rd, 2012, 04:01 PM
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I had not heard that before
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