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Maternal HL-A Antibodies and Fetal Sex

Br Med J 1974; 4 doi: (Published 26 October 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;4:202
  1. Karl Johansen,
  2. Hilliard Festenstein


    In a study of 960 pregnancies a significantly higher male to female birth ratio was found among primigravidae who developed HL-A antibodies, which was highest where these were monospecific. In the whole group male births predominated in women with antibodies to HL-A 1 and 11 (first locus) and HL-A 5, 12, and 13 and TYT (second locus).