a boy or a girl?

Statistics from the United Nations Stats Division shows that worldwide, the number of men top the number of women by just a mere 1.75%.  I can’t make some trend though on what gender has more number in a particular country depending on how rich the country is. Perhaps we need to refer to Hans Rosling’s GAP Minder to relate the gender with the country’s per capita. 😀

In Japan however,  there are 5.3% more women over men. This statistics is not obvious in our office though; there’s roughly 5 women out of 30 men in the office, I think. Albeit it’s just inside the office. Outside, there’s definitely more women.

If you’re a newly married couple and you’re in a country where one gender has more number over the other, and IF it’s really true that one can plan the gender of their babies, would you consider planning your baby’s gender so as to help “even” things out?

I came across this “planner” about a year ago I think, source unknown already at this time (memory gap!).


I’ll be 32 next March. Based on the above chart, we have higher chances of having a girl over a boy hence adding up to the 5.3% more women over men here in Japan.

But then again, like what any parent would pray for, what’s really important is to have healthy and normal-birth babies. For all we know our baby may one day be among the LGBT community, so planning for whether they be boy or girl really doesn’t make sense.

Yet, if I may so boldly wish for it, I hope our babies would look like Atsushi. However, I may have to wish harder since Atsushi, for his part, also wishes our babies to look like me. haha!

And oh, to the curious, no, i’m not pregnant yet.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. leadeleon
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 10:29:57

    Oh Marj, this is so cute it made me laugh hehe! Sana nga this is true kse I want a baby girl haha!


  2. leadeleon
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 22:24:18

    Really? He prefers a girl? Usually pag guys diba gusto nila boy?


  3. leadeleon
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 20:20:44

    I agree! Para little Marjorie hehe!


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