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February 13, 1926

Sex at Choice.

JAMA. 1926;86(7):508. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670330052035

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The author holds that sex of the offspring is determined by the ovary that produces the egg, the right giving rise to males and the left to females. Alternate ovulation, of course, gives alternate sterile months for each ovary, and lateral decubitus aids in the semen entering the proper oviduct. Woman is considered different from lower animals in the specificity of sexually different ovaries. Enough evidence against this theory has already been published, and one can but wonder if all the work on sex chromosomes and the dimorphic sperms of the human being are to be ignored. Such statements as "The male, according to science, is not a sex determining begetter" does not coincide well with the refined cytologic work of Weniwarter and of Oguma and Kihara.

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