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Polish village hasn’t seen a boy born in nearly 10 years – here’s how that computes

The tiny Polish village of Miejsce Odrzanskie has become the unlikely source of international media attention over the past fortnight as a result of what the New York Times called “a strange population anomaly”.

It has now been almost a decade since the last boy was born in this place, with the most recent 12 babies all having been girls.

  • Craig Anderson
  • The Conversation

The mayor of the region is quoted in the article as saying there has been “scientific interest” – presumably from geneticists – in exploring what has led to this unusual sequence.

He also discusses some glaringly unscientific advice the town has been given on how to conceive boys, ranging from changing mothers’ diets to …

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