Researchers from St. Petersburg have ascertained that formation of a child’s sex depends, among other things, on the geomagnetic field status at the time of conception.
Who will be born – a boy or a girl? The answer to this question that worries all parents is determined by a lot of conditions, including external ones. The scientists of the Central Scientific-Research Institute of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Ministry of Health Care of the Russian Federation (St. Petersburg) and the St. Petersburg branch of Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radiopropagation, Russian Academy of Sciences (IZMIRAN), have ascertained that the sex of a child depends, among other things, on the level of disturbances of geomagnetic field status at the time of conception.
The researchers have retrospectively analyzed the connection between more than 600 randomly chosen supposed conception instants and the geomagnetic field status within the 1914-1979 timeframe. These instants were mainly inhabitants of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Region. As the exact date of conception is normally unknown, therefore the researchers subtracted 280 days from the date of the child’s birth and determined the geomagnetic field status on that day and on the dates of nearest extremums before and after the supposed conception.
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