Advice Suggesting Taking Aspirin Before Sex Increases Chances Of Having A Baby Boy Is Misleading

Women who want to have a baby boy, have been cautioned that advice suggesting taking an aspirin before conception can influence the sex of a baby, is misleading.

On Monday 4 July 2016 The Daily Mail reported on a study by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in the US with the headline: ‘Women who take aspirin before sex are more likely to give birth to a baby boy’.

The study in question, which was published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation in 2015, found that women who took an aspirin before conception were nearly a third more likely to have a healthy baby boy, however it looked specifically at women with a history of recurrent miscarriages.

Dr Helen Webberley, GP for www.oxfordonlinepharmacy.co.uk told The Huffington Post UK…

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