Home test shows sex of fetus at five weeks of pregnancy

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 07 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:69
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    A finger prick test for pregnant women that can tell them the sex of their child has aroused huge public interest since it was featured on a US television show. The test, which can allegedly show the sex of the fetus at only five weeks of pregnancy, is claimed to be 99.9% accurate.

    “We've had more than a thousand inquiries in just three weeks. Our phone is ringing off the hook,” said Sherry Bonelli, president of the Pregnancy Store, the company that sells …

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