Children are precious gifts from God, male or female. Basic biology has shown us that we play little or no role regarding the sex of our children. With this knowledge, we ought to be way beyond the century when having baby girls were seen as disappointment. Unfortunately, having girl babies is still an issue among many households in many parts of Nigeria. When we are supposed to thank our GOD for having children (male or female) and focus on grooming them into healthy adults, some are busy plotting their next agenda on how to get a baby boy.
Why can’t this mentality be abolished forever?
Why can’t we be rational when it comes to boy or girl child issue?
Do we still blame culture, with all the civilization and available knowledge?
For the very SIMPLE REASON OF CONTINUATION OF FAMILY NAME, we cause havoc for ourselves. When some women narrate their stories regarding what they go through because of having only girl babies; you know that this is an unfortunate and regular happening among some families in Africa, especially Nigeria.
I am not a medical scientist, but studies have revealed that women have only the female chromosomes XX, while males have XY chromosome. During fertilisation, if a man gives a woman an X chromosome a girl is produced and, if he gives Y, a boy is produced. IT IS FINISHED! The man determines the sex (gender) of a child and not a woman!
This deliberate ignorance of the above assertion should stop. The devastation even extends to having a boy and needing another boy. It further extends to your fellow woman calling you names because you have only baby girls. Haba!! when some folks celebrate their anniversaries without any child!!! There seems to be no peace any where in this life.
Please we should understand that all are precious gifts from GOD and give them the best of what we have. Boy ooooo, girl oooo all na pickin. Train them well and live a fulfilled life. THE NAMES OF GREAT MEN SURVIVE DUE TO THEIR WORK AND NOT BECAUSE OF THEIR SONS.