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Do sperm have a specific gender?

What sex are sperm

Sperm are neither male nor female, but they do determine the sex of the baby. Each of the millions of sperm ejaculated, have either an X or a Y chromosome, and there are about the same number of each. The female’s egg has only an X chromosome, and if the Y sperm gets there first, there will be a boy baby.

Similarly if the egg is fertised by an X sperm cell, the two XX’s will result in a girl.

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