We dedicate this book to our readers and to couples every-where who seek to choose the sex of their offspring. We dedicate this book, as well, to the growing number of doctors and researchers who share our belief that sex-selection technologies are, on balance, a force for good-helping to produce happier families and healthier societies.
Over the past fifty years, thousands of couples have turned to the Shettles method in hopes of choosing the sex of their baby. And thousands have been blessed with the boy or girl they'd hoped for. Research has shown that, properly applied, the Shettles method gives couples at least a 75 percent chance of having a child of the desired sex. Some researchers have reported success rates up to 90 percent!
Many sex selection methods have come and gone, but the Shettles method - constantly under scrutiny and continually refined - has endured. In this revised edition, Dr. Shettles weighs the pros and cons of increasing sophistication in clinical tests, presents information on new ovulation-timing technologies and gives recommendations for how these developments can help achieve even better results when applied to the simple, at-home Shettles method - still the best way to conceive the boy or girl you always wanted.
With over one million copies sold, authors Landrum B. Shettles, M.D., Ph.D., and David M. Rorvik, a former Time magazine science and medicine reporter, offer new and exciting information on achieving even better results with the at-home Shettles method.
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The SHETTLES Method
Published in Family Circle magazine:
"A big thank you for having taken time to send me a photocopy of an article... “Now You Can Choose the Sex of Your Next Child” by David Rorvik and Landrum B. Shettles, M.D. I am happy to announce that it worked... My husband and I are the proud parents of the first girl in the Harrison family in 250 years."
"In this... revision, some steps of sex selection have been refined or eliminated over the years, but the accurate determination of time of ovulation remains the basic tenet. The authors endorse the cervical mucus method for ovulation detection and consider other procedures as alternatives or additional means in achieving success. They attribute "traditionalists" reticence to providing sex-selection guidelines to a concern for ethical questions of “gendercide,” but they argue that most parents do consider sex selection to balance families. It is an alluring concept, judging by the popularity of previous editions. This updated and moderately priced version is highly recommended for public libraries."
"A genius... ahead of his time."
"His studies ... are classic examples of exceedingly valuable research. He has contributed greatly to our knowledge of oocytes and spermatozoa ... His in vitro fertilization of oocytes and culture of resulting embryos is a landmark in our insight into human embryo genesis."
"He developed a technique for transplantation of a fertilized egg into a fallopian tube. Called gamete intrafallopian transfer, or GIFT, the technique is considered one of the significant developments in infertility research. It is used today for couples who have been unable to conceive using conventional in vitro fertilization techniques."
"An ingenious mind... superb technical ability."
"One of the twentieth century’s titans in the field of female infertility."