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Pregnant with girl or boy? At-home test may tell you

(6 Posts)
disillusionedmum Tue 09-Jun-09 14:16:27

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/06/09/gender.prediction.test/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

well? Would you want to know?

midnightexpress Tue 09-Jun-09 14:20:34

Sounds a bit dodgy to me. In this area there is a policy of not telling parents at scans. I would worry that people might use it for gender-selection purposes.

Geepers Tue 09-Jun-09 14:25:28

I bought one of those kits last year. The general consensus on a forum I was using was that they seemed to be accurate. I couldn't interpret the results of mine properly, maybe because I was expecting boy/girl twins. The first test I did seemed to indicate two girls, the second that at least one baby was male.

disillusionedmum Tue 09-Jun-09 15:33:50

The people behind the kis claim they will NOT sell it in countries where there is a cultural preference for one gender mainly boys ..yeah right...anyways i don't think the accuracy can ever be 100%..even sonogram readings aren't always right..

rubyslippers Tue 09-Jun-09 15:35:22

they can't work

only an amnio can tell for sure IIRC, even scans can be wrong

I wouldn't use it

Flibbertyjibbet Tue 09-Jun-09 15:50:11

The article says the accuracy is 78-80%.
So its basically inaccurate and not worth wasting your money on.

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