How to tell if you’re having a boy or a girl
Forget about waiting 40 weeks to find out the sex of your baby. Practically since the beginning of time, moms-to-be and the people who love them have come up with ways to try to figure out if that bun in the oven is a girl or a boy.
If getting a surprise in the delivery room isn’t your style, check out the following ways — scientific, traditional and downright odd — to find out.
Genetic blood test
Will it work? Yes!
While blood tests that claim to predict your baby’s sex as early as seven weeks have been around for years outside of the U.S., they’ve never been very popular here — in part because it was unclear whether they worked. But a surprising analysis of 57 studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that these tests, which detect small pieces of fetal DNA that are present in a mom’s bloodstream during pregnancy, can be between 95% and 99% accurate. Screening kits, like the Pink or Blue Early DNA Pregnancy Test, look for the presence of the male Y chromosome in a few drops of blood taken through a finger prick. If it’s there, you’re having a boy; if not, it’s a girl. (Because of this, the tests are slightly more accurate at predicting boys, since a lack of Y chromosome may mean that the male chromosome wasn’t present in the blood sample taken.)
Will it work? Yes!
This semi-invasive procedure is a slam-dunk way to know your baby’s gender for sure, but because of the small risk of miscarriage your doc probably won’t green-light it for curiosity alone. “An amniocentesis involves putting a needle into the fluid surrounding a baby, and then looking at the chromosomal makeup of that baby, which reveals gender as well as any chromosomal abnormalities,” explains Dr. Michael Randell, an OBGYN in Atlanta. “Unless someone mislabels your results, this test is entirely accurate.”
Fetal heart rate predictor
Will it work? Probably not
Generations of women swear that a quick fetal heart rate — about 140 beats per minute or above — signals girl, while below that equals boy. Why? One theory is that baby girls are supposedly smaller, thus their hearts beat faster. Dr. Randell is quick to debunk this one. “A fetal heart rate is variable and can change day to day or even beat to beat.” As for theory that girls weigh less than boys, Randell says, “I’ve delivered plenty of 10-pound girls and 4-pound boys.”
The height of your bump
Will it work? Probably not (but that won’t stop strangers from guessing, anyway!)
Pregnancy is filled with old wives’ tales of unknown origins, and those gossipy ladies of yesteryear seemed especially focused on predicting the sex of that tantalizing baby bump. Case in point? Generations of women (and men, too!) swear that moms-to-be who are carrying high will pop out a girl, while carrying low means boy.
The shape of your bump
Will it work? Probably not
Feel like you’re carrying somewhere in the middle, so the height of your bump is no help? Then perhaps this is slightly different old wives tale is for you. Lore suggests that a round, ball-like baby bump means there’s a baby boy in your future, while a wider bump that kinda looks like you’re carrying all over the place is a surefire girl.
The wedding ring on a string trick
Will it work? Probably not (but fun to try!)
This test requires you to slip off your wedding ring — a needle would work too — and slip it on a string. Lie down and hold the string over your belly. If the object swings in a circular motion it’s a girl; a pendulum-like motion equals boy. Don’t get up too fast when it’s over — this test can make a preggo dizzy!
Baby gender prediction kits
Will it work? Maybe
Products like Intelligender, a urine-based test that mixes your pee with crystals that contain certain hormones, claim you can find out the sex of your baby as early as 10 weeks — although experts including Dr. Randell are skeptical. “I’m unaware of anything produced by the baby that is somehow filtered into the mother’s urine to determine gender. ” However, he says there’s no harm in trying out urine tests in pregnancy, just for fun. “Just don’t buy nursery paint color based on the results,” he warns.
Morning sickness madness
Will it work? Probably not
Were you unable to keep anything down your first trimester? According to lore, that means you’re having a girl. A lack of morning sickness means you can expect a little dude. Unsurprisingly, science is not on this legend’s side. “We still don’t know exactly what causes morning sickness, but some women have an easy time with it the first pregnancy, and a terrible time with the next — even when their kids were both girls or boys,” says Dr. Randell.
Sweet vs. savory
Will it work? Probably not (so indulge your cravings)
Girls are supposed to be sugar and spice and everything nice, which is probably why it’s believed that mamas-to-be who are shoveling in the sweets are thought to be having a girl. Are you dying for French fries and a hearty steak dinner? It’s a boy. If neither seems appetizing, congrats: You’re carrying a picky eater!
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Chinese gender chart
Will it work? Probably not
A Chinese Gender Chart was supposedly buried in a royal tomb more than 700 years ago, but was recently discovered and is now used to determine the gender of an unborn child. (Hey, it’s a cool story if nothing else.) To use the chart, find your age at the time of conception, and then follow across to the month the baby was conceived to find the predicted gender.
Mayan gender prediction
Will it work? Probably not
Not to be outdone by the Chinese, the Mayans came up with their own method for determining boy v. girl. It’s simple: Look at the year of conception and the mother’s age at conception. If both numbers are even or odd it’s a girl. If one number is even and one number is odd, it’s a boy.
The key test
Will it work? Probably not (but an easy one to try for fun)
This test claims a pregnant woman can determine the gender of her baby by picking up a single key. If mom grabs for the key at the top round part it’s a girl, while the narrow part equals boy. What if Mom grabs the key in the middle? Twins, of course! (Warning: Do not try this test while driving!)
Will it work? Most likely
Many parents-to-be choose to learn the sex of their baby at the 20-week anatomy ultrasound scan — assuming baby is in the right position. “We say that seeing a turtle is a boy and three lines is a girl,” explains Randell. (Those are the scientific terms, of course.) Just remember: This method is not foolproof. Techs can make mistakes, so it’s not unheard of to get a gender switcheroo at a later ultrasound, or at the birth itself.
Look at your hands
Will it work? Probably not (but may reveal you need a good hand lotion)
Some folks say determining your baby’s gender is as simple as glancing at your hands. Dry, cracked hands mean there’s a boy on the way, while soft hands signal a little girl. Although this method is certainly easy, we tend to think it’s an indicator of something else — how badly you need to moisturize!
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Will it work? Probably not (but a good test for whether you need to hydrate)
Let’s face it, pregnancy involves a lot of peeing into a cup, so this test couldn’t be easier. Simply take a closer look at the color to figure out what you’re having. Dark, neon-like urine supposedly equals boy, while dull, cloudy and light urine equals girl.
Feel yourself up
Will it work? Probably not (though a fun test for you and your partner to try!)
Pregnancy involves a lot of boob changes, and yet another old wives’ tale says those growing milkers can clue you in to gender. Grab hold of your honkers and see which one feels bigger. A larger left breast supposedly means boy; a larger right one a girl. Want to make this test more fun? Ask your partner to do it for you!
The pimple test
Will it work? Probably not
Pregnancy or not, acne is no fun, but some say those annoying red marks could unlock the gender mystery. What does your skin look like during pregnancy? If you have maintained your clear-faced glow, then bring on the blue. Lots of spots equals girl.
The state of your face
Will it work? Probably not
As the legend goes, moms-to-be who have kept their looks can expect a boy, while preggos who have “lost their looks” (so sad!) are having a girl. Why? The belief is the little girl has stolen Mommy’s beauty! That’s both adorable and depressing at the same time.
The way you snooze
Will it work? Probably not (so enjoy a stress-free sleep)
Next time you wake up in the morning, remember to check which way you’re resting — and yes, we do realize the simple act of sleeping during pregnancy is no easy task. As the myth goes, if you sleep on your left side it’s a boy. Right side equals girl. So write a big note on your alarm clock, or better yet, ask your partner to check for you while you catch a few extra zzzs.
A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage. TODAY.com first published this story on October 28, 2013.
Neonatal and infant outcome in boys and girls born very prematurely
This study hypothesized that the effects of male sex on later outcomes could be attributed to the poorer neonatal profile and thus sought to find evidence in favor or against this assertion.
Source of Data
The United Kingdom Oscillation Study (UKOS) was a multicenter randomized controlled trial in infants born at 23–28-wk gestational age requiring endotracheal intubation from birth and ongoing intensive care. The recruited infants were randomized to either high-frequency oscillation or conventional mechanical ventilation within 1 hr of birth. Seven hundred ninety-seven infants were recruited into the trial between August 1998 and January 2001 (17).
Maternal factors and birth factors were analyzed as possible prognostic factors for neonatal outcome. All factors were initially compared in boys and girls.
Maternal factors included age, white/nonwhite ethnicity, smoking in pregnancy, pre-existing or pregnancy-induced hypertension requiring treatment, thyroid disease, antenatal corticosteroids, antepartum hemorrhage, rupture of membranes, use of tocolytic drugs, predelivery transfer-in, and cesarean section. Birth factors included birthweight, gestational age, head circumference, singleton/multiple birth, and Apgar score at 1, 5, and 10 min.
Neonatal outcomes included death or oxygen dependency at 36-wk postmenstrual age, age at death, length of hospital stay, air leak, pulmonary hemorrhage, patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) requiring treatment, major cranial ultrasound abnormality (including intraventricular hemorrhage with ventricular dilation or any parenchymal hemorrhage), retinopathy of prematurity (stage 2+), hearing test outcome from a national screening test which comprises ABR and evoked acoustic emissions, and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC; systemic illness with evidence of intramural gas on AXR and/or histological evidence at laparotomy) with surfactant use and postnatal steroids treated as possible prognostic factors.
Follow-up outcome data were obtained at 24-mo corrected age. Some follow-up data have already been reported but sex differences were not the main focus of those analyses (16). In addition to exploring neonatal factors, we now present a sequential analysis to show how sex differences in infant outcomes change (or not) when adjustment is made for important neonatal factors.
Follow-up data analyzed included outcomes obtained at 24 mo using a parent-completed neurodevelopmental questionnaire which recorded information on health status and anthropometry (16). From these questions, the outcomes “severe disability,” “other disability,” or “no disability” were derived. “Severe disability” is at least one extreme response in one of the following clinical domains: neuromotor, vision, hearing, communication, or other physical disabilities; “no disability” is a normal or missing response to all clinical domains, as described in Marlow (2006) (16). A parental assessment of cognitive development (PARCA) was used that has been validated against Bayley Scales of Infant Development-II and comprises statements of development taken from the Bayley and the MacArthur language tests (18). For PARCA, a score of <49 is equivalent to a Bayley Mental Development Index ≤70 (18) and is therefore used as an indicator of cognitive delay. In addition, respiratory symptoms and medication use outcomes at 24 mo, which had previously been found to exhibit sex differences (15,16), were reanalyzed to adjust sequentially for neonatal factors.
Random-effects (mixed) models were used throughout to allow for the clustering among multiple births (19) with normal or binomial errors for continuous or binary data, respectively. Continuous data were transformed where necessary. This modeling approach allowed estimation of the adjusted differences between boys and girls for maternal and infant factors with 95% confidence intervals and P values. Adjusted absolute differences are reported here rather than relative differences such as odds ratios, as they are more informative in quantifying the extent of differences between boys and girls.
To tease out the effect of sex per se, the models for neonatal outcomes were adjusted for birth weight and gestational age. Trial treatment group was not included in modeling because this factor had previously been shown to be nonsignificant with effect estimates close to null (17).
Further adjustment was conducted in three stages to show how differences observed at follow-up might be explained by (i) birth factors (birth weight and gestational age), (ii) birth and neonatal outcomes data (birth weight and gestational age and oxygen dependency at 36-wk postmenstrual age, and major cranial abnormality for disability and cognitive delay), and (iii) all of these variables plus others that had previously been found to be important predictors of the follow-up outcomes (as stated in the footnotes of each table).
All analyses were conducted using Stata (20).
The UKOS trial was approved by the London South Thames Multi-centre Research Ethics Committee. Parents gave informed written consent for their infants to take part.
Coping with quarantine: Boys versus girls
After several months of coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, kids seem to be adjusting to life without their friends, classes and hobbies. But is there a difference between the way boys and girls are coping with quarantine?
First, one important caveat – when talking about behaviors, especially gender-typical behaviors, we speak about generalities – these characteristics are OFTEN true, but not ALWAYS true.
The short answer is yes, boys and girls are generally coping differently. Many girls are still communicating with their friends by phone, video calls or social media and sharing their feelings and emotions, but many boys are turning to video games. And, while boys talk to friends on video games, the content of WHAT they share is limited, and leaves boys with a hole in their social support.
This difference has a lot to do with the ways boys and girls communicate in general. Girls are more likely to make time for conversations with friends to talk through their problems at length – it’s their way of processing. Boys, on the other hand, are more likely to talk while focused on a shared activity or goal, like playing sports or building Legos together.
Unfortunately, during this pandemic, boys don’t have those moments anymore. As a result, many of them are finding social connection primarily through video games, which have more limits and less flexibility than other forms of virtual social connection. While boys can talk to their friends in video games, their communication is focused on a shared goal (winning the game), and is NOT about sharing or processing emotions/stressors.
So while video games do games provide competition, brain-stimulating entertainment and social connection, they do not provide the emotional connection and support boys need.
Helping kids deal with social isolation
Here are some ways to help both boys and girls reach out to friends and family during the pandemic:
- Schedule virtual activities with peers. Young kids and even teens who have been home for a long time may find it difficult to just talk and have a conversation via telephone or videoconference.
- Virtual activities for younger kids:
- Doing the same art project
- Reading the same book or having one child reading to the other (the Caribu app allows kids to video chat while reading a book or coloring on the app)
- Doing a scavenger hunt
- Hosting a talent show with kids from multiple families
- Having a dance party – kids can alternate picking songs
- Playing a game like Bingo, Scattergories, Pictionary, Hangman, or Gestures
- Virtual activities for older kids:
- Virtual Book Club or Movie Critic Club
- Netflix Party – watch the same movie
- Scavenger hunt
- Hosting a talent show with teens from multiple families
- Game night: Playing a game like Bingo, Scattergories, Pictionary, Hangman, or Gestures (the Houseparty app allows video chat while playing games like Pictionary, trivia, and a game similar to Apples to Apples; there are also multiple apps for playing card games online)
- Virtual graduation parties or birthday parties
- Virtual activities for younger kids:
- Depending on the rules and recommendations in your area, consider socially distanced live social events.
- Car picnic in a parking lot (each family stays in/next to their own car at least 6 feet away)
- Socially distanced picnic or bonfire (set out chairs or blankets in advance, spread 6-feet apart)
- Drive-way greetings – make signs, or sing a song from the bottom of a friend’s driveway or from the sidewalk
- Porch party – one family stays on the porch and another family plays in the yard 10 feet away.
**Remember, both sets of families should wear masks and encourage kids to stay 6 feet away.
Parenting Boys Vs. Girls: How Different Is It?When it comes to parenting girls versus. parenting boys, the “nature versus nurture” debate has been going on for centuries. Are boys and girls inherently different? Or do parents just raise them that way? A survey conducted by Newsweek in 1997 found that 61 percent of parents believe that the differences in boys and girls come from the way they are raised rather than genetics. But the truth is that arguments can be made for both sides. Read on to learn the many facets of parenting boys versus girls.The Nature Debate
Studies have found several profound differences between boys and girls, and the way they respond to their world, beginning at birth. Newborn girls, for example, spend more time maintaining eye contact with adults. As a result, at four months, infant girls are better able to recognize faces. Infant boys, on the other hand, tend to stare just as attentively at a blinking light as at a human face.Most experts believe that girls reach initial developmental milestones earlier than boys, such as talking, developing hand-eye coordination and controlling their emotions. This latter gender difference is the result of hormones. Baby boys have higher levels of testosterone than girls and lower levels of serotonin, which causes them to be more easily stressed and harder to calm down. Infant girls, on the other hand, show a greater tendency to comfort themselves by sucking their thumbs. Higher levels of testosterone are also responsible for boys’ typically more “aggressive” behavior.At four years of age, girls seem to be better at interpreting emotions and building relationships, while boys have a better understanding of spatial relationships. There are also notable differences between boys and girls when it comes to language. Research shows that girls tend to develop their verbal skills faster than boys. While girls use words almost exclusively, young boys tend to use words about 60 percent of the time, and substitute noises and sounds the rest of the time (such as machine-gun fire, car-engine sounds and animal growls).
‘Boy or girl?’ Parents raising ‘theybies’ let kids decide
So few parents are raising “theybies” that there is no research yet on how this type of parenting affects children. Anecdotally, many children raised this way come to their own conclusion about their gender around age 4, just like their peers.
Some experts, including Steever, say it’s unlikely that children would be confused by a gender-open upbringing. Brown, though, said it’s important for parents to prepare children for “a society that’s really obsessed with a gender binary.”
“And people are going to want to put that child into one of those binary categories,” she said. “And so for children to not be confused, parents have to give kids the language and the understanding of recognizing that ‘I’m not taking part in this binary.’”
How people react to ‘theybies’
For parents raising their children without gender designation, confrontations with bewildered strangers are as routine as changing diapers.
“People are very, very invested in whether one’s child is a boy or a girl,” said Nathan Levitt, 40, a Brooklyn resident who does not disclose the sex of his 18-month-old, Zo. “It’s usually complete strangers that come up to us and say, ‘Boy or a girl?’ I think it’s been challenging because we don’t always want to have that conversation when you’re just going to the playground or taking your kids on a trip.”Nathan Levitt, left, with his husband and Zo. Courtesy family
Levitt, a family nurse practitioner, remembers an incident when he was on an airplane with his husband, also a nurse, and Zo, who was bundled in a pink sweater at the time. “Oh, you’re so lucky you have a girl,” a fellow passenger said. “Girls are so pretty and … fragile, and she’s going to grow up and get so many boyfriends.” Not wanting to get into a potential argument, the couple didn’t bother to correct her. But later, after they had removed Zo’s sweatshirt, the same woman became upset when she saw the baby wearing blue. “You didn’t tell me you had a boy,” Levitt recalled her saying.
“I said, ‘We didn’t actually tell you any gender that our child is — our child is going to tell us how they identify,’” he said.
The woman became angry and accused the couple of setting Zo up for a difficult life.
Levitt didn’t argue with the woman because he didn’t want to upset his child, but the encounter left him shaken. “If this is what a random stranger is saying on a plane,” Levitt wondered, “what are some other things that people might say in school or on a playground?”
Studies show that many gender-nonconforming children face bullying. A 2012 survey from GLSEN, which advocates for safe school environments for LGBTQ children, found that 20 to 25 percent of elementary schoolers reported seeing gender-nonconforming classmates being bullied or called names. A 2015 study found that over 95 percent of LGBTQ youth ages 13 to 21 heard negative comments about not acting “masculine” or “feminine” enough.
But attitudes are evolving, especially among young people, said Jamey Jesperson, an education associate with GLSEN, who works with K-12 students. Younger generations today are less rigid about gender, especially in more liberal areas of the country, Jesperson said. Fifty-six percent of “Generation Zers” — the generation born between the mid-1990s and the early 2000s — report knowing someone who uses gender-neutral pronouns.
“They’re more used to using pronouns that are not just she/her or he/him,” Jesperson said.Hazel Dennis, 7, holds 5-month-old Sparrow.Courtesy family
Hazel Dennis, 7, has seen this openness firsthand. The second-grader wasn’t raised as a “theyby” but began asking to be identified with “they” pronouns about three years ago. The talkative second-grader, who lives in Orlando, Florida, has long hair and identifies as a “demigirl,” someone who is partly a girl. The other kids at Hazel’s K-8 charter school sometimes have trouble with the pronouns, which can be frustrating, but they have been largely accepting.
“I’m sure they’ll get into the habit at some time, but they do call me she/her more than they/them,” Hazel said. But, Hazel added, “They’re not mean to me about it at all.”
One of Hazel’s parents — Ari Dennis, 30, who uses “they” and “them” pronouns — says the family’s top priority is to ensure that their children feel accepted for who they are. They decided to raise their youngest, 5-month-old Sparrow, as a “theyby.”
Dennis, who started a Facebook page chronicling the family’s adventures in gender-open parenting, is careful to describe Sparrow with both masculine and feminine adjectives.
“I just call my baby ‘beautiful’ and ‘pretty’ and ‘handsome’ and ‘strong,’ back and forth, I’ll use both, and I’ll compliment different manifestations of personality traits,” Dennis said.
When theybies venture into a world of pink and blue
Soon, Kadyn and Zyler will enter grade school — a time when kids put themselves and others into strict gender categories. The Sharpes hope to get them into a Montessori public school in Cambridge, which they believe will be accepting of their parenting style.
The odds that you will give birth to a boy or girl depend on where in the world you live
Research over hundreds of years has consistently found that boys naturally outnumber girls at birth. The speculation is that this is nature’s way of countering the relatively high mortality rates of males, and creating more of a gender balance in the population. While historically, there have been about 105 boys born for every 100 girls worldwide — which creates a “sex ratio at birth” of 1.
This increase in the sex ratio is driven largely by births in China, where sex ratios have declined slightly in recent years but remain the highest in the world. The world’s most populous country has 118 boys for every 100 girls, and accounts for 12% of births worldwide. However, disproportionately large shares of baby boys are found in other countries scattered throughout Asia and the Caucasus, as well. Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, South Korea, and the Solomon Islands round out the list of places with the highest sex ratios. India is tied with Macedonia, Montenegro, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Serbia and Suriname for 7th place, with a ratio of 108 boys born for every 100 girls.
Even while some countries seem to have a disproportionate share of boys, others have particularly high shares of baby girls.
So what explains these differences in the shares of baby boys and girls?
Perhaps the best-known reason relates to the practice of sex-selective abortion, which has been identified in Asia, and in the Caucasus, as well. The ability to determine fetal sex, along with strong son preferences, accounts in large part for the high shares of boys in many countries in these regions. The desire to limit family size, either due to government regulations as in China, or due to global social and economic changes that have reduced the need for large families, seems to further contribute to sex-selective abortion and a dearth of baby girls.
But this is only one of myriad factors that may be affecting the sex ratio at birth. Some research suggests that the share of newborn boys declines with older parents, and that the high share of girls in Sub-Saharan Africa may be linked to the practice of polygamy (multiple wives). What do these two phenomena have in common? Researchers hypothesize that both situations are associated with less frequent intercourse. (For possible explanations of this association, see this article from the academic journal Human Reproduction.)
On the opposite end of the spectrum, most research shows that the share of baby boys increases during and after wartime. And once again, frequency of intercourse is cited as the likely reason, at least in the case of post-war reunions.
In some cases, though, wartime is associated with a higher share of girl babies. This may relate to the fact that heightened maternal stress, such as would occur during wartime, can lead to an increased likelihood of a miscarriage which is more likely to occur among male fetuses.
Further evidence of this association between maternal stress and the increased share of girl babies emerges from an analysis of births in the vicinity of the Kobe earthquake in Japan, which showed that the share of females born nine months after that event was significantly higher than would have been expected under normal circumstances.Gretchen Livingston is a former senior researcher focusing on fertility and family demographics at Pew Research Center.
One of the hobbies of future parents is to find out the gender of their child. With a complex procedure called ultrasound, it may be difficult for some to discern gender, but after examining the differences between ultrasound
One of the hobbies of future parents is to find out the gender of their child. With a complex procedure called ultrasound, it may be difficult for some to distinguish between gender, but by studying the differences between boy and girl ultrasound, the difficulty is greatly reduced.
Ultrasound is performed at about 18-22 weeks of gestation to check not only the sex of the child, but also the general well-being of the unborn child … Using ultrasound, you can tell the baby is a boy if you see a small protrusion about an inch between the legs in the image. If this protrusion is in the shape of a turtle, it will most likely be the baby’s penis.Note, however, that this can often be confused with the umbilical cord, which is also shown in the same location. However, as a rule, the cord is much longer and larger. The protrusion between the legs will also have an angle of more than 30 degrees. Finally, it is believed that an unborn baby is most likely to be a boy if it is on the left side of the uterus.
Also, carried out in the second trimester of pregnancy, ultrasound does not reveal signs of protrusion between the legs of the unborn child.Instead, it shows a hamburger-like structure between her legs, representing her clitoris and labia. Taking into account the angle of the bulge, the fetus is more likely to be a girl if it is located on the right side of the uterus and the bulge is located horizontally at the level of the spine.
Note. The sex of the baby is best predicted after 13 weeks of age, as the presence of amniotic fluid can make sex determination difficult, especially if the baby is too curled up to show the genitals before this period.
Boy vs Girl Ultrasound
What is the difference between a boy and a girl’s ultrasound? While it can be difficult to identify with the untrained eye, the difference can be determined by looking in the right place.
Typically, ultrasound is used to produce diagnostic medical images that are used to visualize muscles, tendons, internal organs, fetuses, etc. These images can be used to determine the sex of the baby. If the child is a boy, there will be a turtle-shaped protrusion between the legs.The little girl, on the other hand, will show a hamburger image representing the clitoris and labia. Also, if the baby’s bulge is greater than 30 degrees, the baby is more likely to be a boy. If it is more parallel to the child’s body, the child is more likely to be a girl.
There are other ways to find out if a child is a boy or a girl, but they are not as accurate as determining the genitals of a child.
- Known as Ramsay Theory if the placenta is to the right of the womb, the baby is a boy.Otherwise, the child is a girl.
- If the skull and jaw are rectangular, the child is considered a boy. If the shape is round, the child is called a girl.
|Boy ultrasound||Girl ultrasound|
|Turtle-shaped protrusion between the legs||Hamburger-like structure between the legs|
|The baby is on the left side of the uterus||The baby is on the right side of the uterus|
|The bulge has an angle of more than 30 degrees.||The bulge is mostly parallel to the body|
Here is a video of a 20 week ultrasound of a boy with annotations to help you identify the parts.
Here is a video of an ultrasound examination of a newborn girl in which the doctor identifies the parts.
“Boy and Girl” Julia Faita – At night by the sea alone – “Session” Magazine
We open a page on Chapaev, dedicated to Julius Faith’s half-forgotten masterpiece “Boy and Girl”, which has lain on the shelf for almost 50 years.Pavel Pugachev tells about the reasons why censors and critics disliked this amazing movie.
The film has a strange fate. Rolan Bykov was going to turn the film story about first love, written by three-time Stalin Prize laureate Vera Panova, but Mosfilm did not give the go-ahead. In Leningrad, the authorities turned out to be much less vigilant. The production was entrusted to the young Julius Veit, who was not even thirty at the time. This film will spoil his career for many years, while becoming his best work.“Boy and Girl”. Dir. Julius Faith. 1966
Some episodes were re-filmed at the request of the authorities, some were cut. As soon as the film was released, it was awarded the lowest rental category, in fact, removed from the screens. The director was fired from Lenfilm. Later he shot popular science and documentaries at Lennauchfilm, worked on television and even shot a couple of fiction films, quite good ones. The shelf is not a shelf, but the film has been looking for its audience for a long time. Before the restoration and screening at the White Pillars Film Festival in 2017, it was not shown on television or published on video.Why did this “melodrama” so annoy the authorities, in which, even with a strong desire, one could not find political “sedition”?
Burlyaev and Bogunova least of all resemble thaw youth who set fire to the screen with burning eyes.
“You can say: we are in the Crimea. But it would be more correct to say: we are on the globe ”, – this is how Vera Panova’s film story began. An unnamed boy (Nikolai Burlyaev) had just finished school and went to a sanatorium, where he fell in love with an unnamed girl (Natalia Bogunova) who worked as a waitress.An ordinary story, in general, but as in any truly great film, seen as if for the first time.“Boy and Girl”. Dir. Julius Faith. 1966
Cinema (author’s) Soviet sixties are remembered in black and white, “Boy and Girl” stands out with a bright spot of light. On the film, sunburned under the Black Sea sun, the Romer collector and the Roma stern young man now and then run through. It’s free here: Nikolai Gubenko sings Shpalikov’s poems, a gypsy camp flies into the frame for no reason, Alexander Nevsky and Sergei Eisenstein send the Swedes under the ice.Look loose!
If it’s not scary, then what is scary?
Strange and acting existence. Burlyaev and Bogunova are least of all like thaw youth who set fire to the screen with burning eyes. They are very lively, bodily. There is no individuality in them, there is a body with its own desires. Perhaps this unknowingly infuriated the studio elite and the censors. The heroes here are not social units, but living people whose actions are determined not by adherence to social norms, but by their own desires.
It’s getting hotter. The boy calls the girl for a walk. At first she refuses, otherwise she will be “condemned by the bosses and the girls” (and who knows which option is worse). But the perseverance of the lover is bearing fruit, and the girl is not up to condemnation, and so they are strolling along the seashore at dusk. The boy kisses the girl as if even skillfully (summer camps for no one were in vain), and they are already so unbearable that after the thrown patter “let’s go for a swim” the last thing you expect is that they are really going to swim.“Boy and Girl”. Dir. Julius Faith. 1966
As soon as you succumb to the hypnotic rhythm of Boris Tchaikovsky’s lullaby film music, relax and soften in the Crimean sun, it starts to get colder. The holidays are over, the boy is going home to Leningrad. There is a slight sadness in his eyes, lightness in his heart, the trip was not in vain – he is no longer a boy. The girl is left alone, and the summer is coming to an end. The employees of the sanatorium are preparing for the autumn season and begging for vacations. The sun is still shining brightly, the wind is scattering debris, the men are bringing in wicker chairs and sun loungers.The girl is carrying a child. The ignorant boy is sent to the army – we will not see him again. Romer crashes on the rocks of everyday life.
One of the first complaints, back to Panova’s text, was expressed by Friedrich Ermler: “Why does he [the boy] live so easily and irresponsibly?” Veit turns dramatic reticence into a technique. Here everyone is on his own. Even when the boy and girl were together, the camera isolated them from each other, shooting each separately in a figure eight, or placing them on opposite edges of the frame.Do not expect a dialogue – here no one really hears anyone, but only speaks from himself. When reading from a sheet of paper, the original text, ridiculously high-flown, causes only laughter and emotion, when pronounced from the screen, it is seriously scary. Left alone, the girl repeats to herself under her breath: “It cannot be that there is no husband, everything has its time.” If it’s not scary, then what’s scary?“Boy and Girl”. Dir. Julius Faith. 1966
How can such a movie come from such a text? That’s exactly what it can’t.Therefore, another movie arose. Veit, taking on the adaptation of the melodrama, filmed an almost anti-melodrama, revealing the artificiality of the melodramatic constructions held on to snot. There really is no love, there is a call of nature. And this call does not ask permission from the Komsomol, from social norms and conventions. Illusions dissolve into sea foam. Veith told a hopeful story with no hope. Of course, this free, paradoxical, disturbing movie, in whose veins hot blood flows, angered, frightened and baffled the authorities.It was called pornography, the author of the original text was torn and metal, at the artistic councils they could not find suitable critical epithets. Only now, even the censors did not understand what the matter was.
A little bit of good for Soviet people.
The most surprising thing here is the complete lack of moral judgment. Talking about sharp questions, Veit basically smoothes the corners, fills the frame with soft warm light, takes the charming Burlyaev to play the role of an irresponsible fool.He removes almost everything social, erases the line between bodily and physical experiences (sensual love and physical love seem to be equivalent here), and … is not even going to teach anyone. For comparison, you can revise “And if this is love?” Yulia Raizmana is a school film about first love released a few years earlier. There, two lovers of goofs were opposed by vile Soviet matrons and the ubiquitous Komsomol members. For all the socially critical pathos, no one thought to prohibit this movie.And all because the heroes in the end lost, choosing to follow social norms instead of their own, albeit youthfully naive, but sincere sensual urges. The will of the collective won there. Here are the forces of nature. (Let’s not forget that Reisman’s film came out in the midst of the thaw, and Boy and Girl, unfortunately, is in its decline).“Boy and Girl”. Dir. Julius Faith. 1966 chapaev
Boy and girl
“Where did you see the forest, the river and the sea in one place?”, – her grumpy girlfriend reprimanded the girl, ridiculing the girl’s dreams of a bright future.A Soviet person is a little good. In the maternity hospital, the girl is selected by adoptive parents for her unborn child: two old men who lost their only son during the war years. They can give the child care, a house and a Moskvich car as an inheritance if they suddenly die. The girl decides to raise her child alone. In the epilogue, two soldiers meet her on the way, volunteering to help with the housework. Noticing a cradle in the house, enthusiasm diminished. There was an awkward silence as life went on as usual.
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Are you sure that everything is completely clear with the biological sex? It is recorded in the metric, it does not change throughout life – a woman or a man, a princess or a knight. And you can put an end to this? Indeed, some people still adhere to this definition, referring, as a rule, to the laws of biology. In science, this approach is known as sexual dimorphism. That is, exclusively anatomical differences determine a person’s belonging to one of the sexes. However, the scientific community has taken a step further, proving that gender is a very complex concept.
Sex chromosomes determine sex?
Two X chromosomes – a woman, one X chromosome and one Y chromosome – a man.This is how sex is formed, they explain to us in biology textbooks. In an embryo with two X chromosomes, as a rule, female reproductive organs are formed. In the second case – men. Of course, the role of sex chromosomes is important, but chromosomal sex determination is far from complete and not the only one.
Among us there are people who outwardly look like women, that is, they have all the anatomical features of the female body, but their genome contains the sex chromosomes X and Y. Or vice versa: outwardly – a man, and the chromosomes are female. How is this possible?
Science gives this answer. There is a gene SRY (Sex-determining Region Y), which is located on the Y chromosome. It is this gene that is responsible for the development of the male-type organism, which determines the formation of testes. However, mutations in this gene can lead to the fact that a person will be born with a female body, but with genotypes X and Y. That is, he will not have distinctive male sexual characteristics. Therefore, among people there are individuals with a male phenotype and a female genotype.For example, people with X chromosomes, that is, the female set, may develop testes. This happens because the genome contains a fragment of the Y chromosome with the SRY gene.
The question arises, how much in general then it is advisable to write down the sex of a person in the metric immediately after birth, guided only by external signs? In addition, sexual characteristics can be changed when mutations occur in genes, therefore, malfunctions in the work of genes can lead to differences in the formation of genital organs in humans. This shows how difficult questions about gender can be. But the difficulties do not end there.
Man, woman, intersex
There are also people who cannot identify themselves unambiguously as female or male. They call themselves intersex people. According to the UN, their share is approximately 1.7 percent of the total population. To make it easier, we can say that there are as many such people in the world as there are redheads.
Since 2018, representatives of the “third sex” in Germany can be registered in the registry office’s database of births under the designation “various” (in German – “divers”).Australia, Bangladesh, India also recognize gender designation for intersex people.
Another scientific study has proven that the question of belonging to a particular sex should be considered in time. After all, there are also special genes that throughout life “work” to maintain sex. And here again we cannot do without biology. At the cellular and molecular level, these are special cells that decide the fate of germ cells. That is, they determine to turn them into sperm or eggs.In the gonads, men have Sertoli cells, in women they are called granulosa cells, which are determined by two genes – DMRT1 and FOXL2. Scientists conducted an experiment and turned off the DMRT1 gene in Sertoli cells in mice. As a result, they turned into granulosa cells – female. True, such a transformation is noticeable only at the cellular level.
What about hormones?
When it comes to male and female hormones, then a reservation must be made here. Estrogens and progesterone are traditionally considered a group of female sex hormones.However, absolutely everyone has them: men, women, intersex people. Some scientists in the United States even propose to divide people into “pregnant” and “non-pregnant”, since it is the hormonal background of pregnant women that is very different from the rest.
In addition, it is impossible to determine the sex of the child by hormonal levels before puberty. And only after – in terms of testosterone levels. However, here, too, it was mistakenly believed for a long time that there is a clear division into male and female hormones. Testosterone? It’s only about men.Today, scientists are intensively engaged in research on hormones, and they believe that genes are not the only factor that determines our hormonal background. For example, during the pregnancy of a partner, future dads have a noticeable decrease in testosterone levels. And in another situation, the female hormone progesterone begins to be actively produced when competition arises. The more you have to defend your position, which is usually attributed to men, the more female hormone is formed.
Find the difference
But women are different from men! There must be a difference, perhaps our brain is responsible for this? Quite right.There are average statistical differences. For example, a man’s brain is, on average, larger. But here, too, do not try to force scientists to define male or female. The structure of each is unique, if you generalize, then you can single out a certain mosaic, which is formed in accordance with belonging to a particular biological sex. So, at least, a group of scientists from Israel describes the conclusions of their research. However, this is only a mosaic. Sometimes the brain of a transgender person in its mosaic correlates more with the gender expression of the person, and sometimes with the sex registered at birth.
In a word, the whole argument about belonging to a particular sex solely on a biological basis has long ceased to withstand the scientific basis of evidence. Gender is too complex a concept! But we have not even talked about its gender components yet.
10 stars who changed sex
Dutch beauty Loyza Lamers
Winner of the reality show “Top Model in Dutch” (analogue of the American TV program “America’s Next Top Model”) in 2015 became 20-year-old transsexual Loyza Lamers.“I want to become world famous and will do everything that depends on me for this,” she said in one of her first interviews. In order to start a career in modeling, she interrupted her training as a hairdresser.
10 sex reassignment stars
Jenna Talakova from Canada
Canadian Jenna Talakova underwent sex change surgery at the age of 19. Because of her transgender status, Jenna, who was named the most beautiful girl in Vancouver in 2012, was banned from participating in the Canadian stage of the Miss Universe pageant.With the help of lawyers, the model managed to defend its rights. Taking part in the national selection, she entered the top 12 most beautiful women in Canada.
10 sex-reassigned stars
Australian model Andrea Pejic
Andrea Pejic is an Australian model of Serbo-Croatian origin. For several years, at the beginning of his career, then Andrei demonstrated both men’s and women’s clothing. He decided to undergo gender reassignment surgery only at the age of 23, in 2014, already being a well-known model.
10 stars who changed sex
Kira Sadovaya from Moscow
Kira Sadovaya, the former Kirill, is called by the tabloid press the Russian Andrey Pezhich. Kira also works in the modeling business. However, in a country that has a law banning LGBT propaganda, it is not easy for her to pursue a career. A graduate of the Moscow University of Culture makes a living as a dancer and model in three Moscow agencies.
10 stars who changed sex
How Kirill became Kira
Kirill came to Moscow from the small town of Kadnikov in 2011 to get an education and become a model.He performed gender reassignment surgery in February 2015. “I did not allow any other plastic surgeries on myself and I am quite happy with what nature has given me,” Kira Sadovaya emphasized in an interview with Deutsche Welle.
10 stars who changed sex
Model from Brazil Lea Ti
One of the most famous transsexual models in the world of haute couture is Lea Ti. Leonardo was born into a strict Catholic family, but very early on he realized that he wanted to devote himself to fashion, pacing the catwalk in high heels.After meeting Italian designer Ricardo Tisci, Lea Ti became a sensation for the 2010 season. She did her last sex change operation only in 2011.
10 sex-reassigned stars
Filipino Gina Rosero
Gina Rosero is an American fashion model of Filipino descent. For many years she managed to hide from friends and model agents that she was once a man. Gina performed gender reassignment surgery in the Philippines at the age of 17. The girl admitted her transgenderness only in 2014.
10 sex-reassigned stars
Transgender symbol Amanda Lepore
Amanda Lepore is a transgender symbol, a famous American freak diva. The shocking model has achieved success in the fashion industry, becoming an advertising face for brands such as M.A.C., Swatch, CAMP Cosmetics. The model did not stop at sex reassignment surgery: she pumped up her breasts, hips and buttocks with silicone three times. In addition, Amanda Lepore reshaped her eyes and enlarged her lips.
10 stars who changed sex
Dana International is a singer from Israel
Dana International is a famous Israeli singer.In the past, she was named Yaron Cohen. The boy began to study music as a child. After the release of the hit “Dana International”, which made its way into the American charts, Yaron managed to earn money for his main dream – sex reassignment surgery. Dana International became widely known after her victory at Eurovision in 1998.
10 stars who changed sex
Amanda Lear – Muse of Salvador Dali
Amanda Lear is a French pop singer and model who became popular thanks to disco music.She was the muse of the artist Salvador Dali. According to rumors, it was he who, in 1963, paid for 17-year-old teenager Alain Tapp a sex change operation secretly performed in Casablanca. Truly Amanda Lear became famous thanks to the patronage of David Bowie.
10 stars who changed sex
Alexis Arquette – American actress
Alexis Arquette, formerly Robert Arquette, became famous for episodes in many Hollywood films. Her first serious work was the role of the transvestite Georgette in the 1989 film “Last Exit to Brooklyn”.The role turned out to be prophetic: soon Robert underwent gender reassignment surgery. In 2007, Alexis starred in Robbie Williams’ music video for “She’s Madonna”. Today she is an actress, singer and producer.
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90,000 parents of a Russian boy beaten in Kyrgyzstan ask not to escalate the situation – RT in Russian
The Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan took personal control of the situation with the beating of a nine-year-old Russian boy during a sports camp on Lake Issyk-Kul.Police are investigating. According to the relatives of the boy, who suffered from his Kyrgyz peers, what happened does not mean that Russians in the republic are deliberately oppressed, and the artificial escalation of the topic of interethnic conflict will harm the child himself.
The head of the Kyrgyz government, Ulukbek Maripov, after an appeal from human rights activists, took personal control of the investigation into the beating of a Russian boy at a children’s sports camp on Lake Issyk-Kul. The family said that peers bullied the nine-year-old child for a long time because of his nationality and religion.At the same time, the coach was aware of everything that was happening.
Maripov instructed, within the framework of the investigation, to give a legal assessment of the actions of officials whose duties include taking preventive measures on tolerance, religious tolerance and religious culture.
Also, the Prime Minister recommended the Commissioner for Children’s Rights Zhyparisa Rysbekova to strengthen measures to prevent such cases.
- © Government of the Kyrgyz Republic
The story caused a serious public outcry in Russia and Kyrgyzstan after representatives of the injured family publicly told reporters about the circumstances of the incident.
According to the well-known Kyrgyz human rights activist and lawyer Indira Sautova, who now represents the interests of the injured family, the child was at a training camp for young judokas in the Bulan-Sogottu village on Lake Issyk-Kul from June 5 to 22.
“On June 23 he arrived home. He was met in Bishkek, he was wearing a cap. When Ivan (the name has been changed – RT ) got into the car, the parents saw that the child had a big black eye. They began to question him, he burst into tears and told the story that happened to him at the training camp.It turned out that a week before the end of the trip, he was systematically beaten by peers, he received bruises and bruises on his head. The parents contacted the coach. She said that there really was a fight between the children, but did not begin to find out and understand, and even more so to report the incident to Ivan’s parents. He vomited several times. Parents are outraged by the fact that, despite the boy’s injuries, the coach did not provide medical assistance, but continued to force him to train, ”Indira Sautova quotes 24.kg news agency.
In an interview with Kaktus.media, Sautova noted that one of the reasons for attacks on the child from other children was that he eats bacon. It was after repeated nagging about this that the boy could not resist and threw a stone towards one of the offenders, after which he was beaten.
According to the human rights activist, the boy went to a private judo section from the age of five, and in the summer his permanent coach recommended sending the child to the training camp for the first time, referring him to a familiar trainer from the Judo Federation of Kyrgyzstan.
The training camp itself, to which 40 children went, as Sautova found out, were unofficial and organized in gross violation of the rules in force in the republic, and the boy, despite bruises on his face and vomiting, did not receive timely medical assistance.
At the same time, according to the boy, during the 18 days of training, they washed in the bath only once, and he could rarely and for a short time communicate with his parents on the phone.
According to the Kyrgyz media, the very next day after the child’s return to Bishkek, the Oktyabrskoye police department of the city received a message from the trauma department of the city hospital No. 3 that a nine-year-old boy was admitted with bodily injuries.The materials were sent to the Department of Internal Affairs of the Issyk-Kul region, on the territory of which the sports training took place.
The message was registered in the Unified Register of Crimes and Misdemeanors (URPP), pre-trial proceedings under Art. 65 “Beating” of the Misdemeanor Code. The child was assigned a forensic medical examination, which showed that slight harm was caused to his health.
It is noted that as part of the pre-trial proceedings, the boy’s mother was interviewed, the identity of the coach and the minors, who, according to the mother, took part in the beating, were identified.
“Please do not warm up the situation”
However, now both the boy’s family and his representatives refuse to communicate with the media.
“The situation has been taken under the control of the government, I have just left the office of the president of the republic. Now we do not want to aggravate the situation and we very much ask the Russian media not to write anything else on this topic, so that the situation is not further warmed up. Because our Kyrgyz media initially presented all this in a slightly distorted format, “Indira Sautova told RT.
According to RT, the child’s family and he himself have already given detailed testimony to the police. At the same time, after the incident, the child and his mother were forced to seek psychological help.
As sources familiar with the situation explained to RT, the boy’s family is categorically opposed to giving the incident the character of interethnic hatred, and now only wants the passions being whipped up by journalists to subside as soon as the proceedings are underway.
“Kyrgyzstan is a peace-loving country”
The secretary of the Bishkek and Kyrgyzstan diocese, Priest Alexander Pelin told RT that on Tuesday, July 13, he had a meeting with a child and his family.“The initiator of the meeting was the diocese, because when we learned about this case, we decided to react,” he said.
The priest confirmed the information of the local media that the child was a participant in the judo training camp and among all the children he was the only Russian.
“For many days he was beaten for being a Christian, and in some places it was even suggested that Islam is more correct a religion. Therefore, we decided to provide spiritual, prayerful support to this family, to have a conversation and suggest some possible moves from us, ”Pelin said.
He noted that the government of the country took control of this story and promised to give an adequate assessment of what is happening.
“And we hope and pray that the investigation will be objective and those who promised to investigate this issue, they will really keep it and will not hide any facts. Parents are a little confused, they are tormented from all sides, we wanted to show them that they are not alone and can receive spiritual support at any time. As for the rest, I think, it is up to the law enforcement agencies to investigate, to find the perpetrators.In fact, Kyrgyzstan is a peace-loving country, we all live in peace here, the diocese helps not only the Russian population, but also the Kyrgyz, ”said the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church.
President of the public association “People’s Cathedral” in Kyrgyzstan, member of the Coordination Council of the organization of Russian compatriots in Kyrgyzstan Ivan Ivanov told RT that such cases are extremely rare in the republic.
- Ivan Ivanov
- © donlel12
“These are isolated cases that probably happen everywhere.If this happens, then we immediately react.
When we found out about this case, we immediately wanted to contact our Kyrgyz special services, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in hot pursuit, but then they took a break and now we want to see how this will end, because this story is now being very actively dealt with in government agencies. Moreover, we ourselves do not yet fully understand what happened there, we want to figure it out. Now we have prepared a letter and, probably, we will still send it to the state sports agency so that they can look at how the coach behaved in this situation, “Ivanov told RT.
He stressed that in general people of different nationalities live in peace in the republic.
“On Easter we treat Muslims with colored eggs and Easter cakes, and when they have Muslim holidays, they bring us something, in terms of religion, people’s relations are very calm, there is no enmity,” Ivanov said.
At the same time, the Russian Embassy in Kyrgyzstan took control of the case of the beating of a Russian nine-year-old boy at a sports training camp in the Issyk-Kul region.
“We are monitoring the situation around the beating of a Russian boy – possibly on ethnic grounds – at a sports training camp in the Issyk-Kul region.As you know, the case was taken under special control by the chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the country, W.A. Maripov, gave instructions to the Commissioner for Children’s Rights Zh.B. Rysbekova “, – said in the message of the Russian embassy.
Ural truck hit pedestrians in Aleksandrov – a girl died, another child was injured
Fatal accident with pedestrians in the Vladimir region: a truck flew into pedestrians crossing the road on a zebra crossing. A 7-year-old boy was hospitalized, a 12-year-old girl died at the scene of an accident
Another tragic accident associated with a car hitting people crossing the road on an unregulated pedestrian crossing.A fatal road accident occurred in Aleksandrov on June 28 at about 14:40 near the house number 26 on Institutskaya Street.
Immediately after the incident, the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Vladimir region preliminarily reported that the 59-year-old driver of the Ural-5557 car had run over pedestrians crossing the carriageway on a zebra crossing. As a result of a traffic accident, a girl died, whose identity is currently being established, and a 7-year-old child was taken to the hospital.
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Local residents write in social networks that the Ural truck caught three pedestrians: a girl died, a boy – possibly the younger brother of the deceased – had broken legs, another girl was lucky, she caught an umbrella on the bumper of a truck, the car dragged her along the road, she did not need hospitalization – the girl escaped with bruises.
Police officers establish the causes and circumstances of the road traffic accident.
On the evening of June 28, the prosecutor’s office of the Vladimir region clarified the circumstances of the traffic accident. According to the supervisory authority, a Ural truck hit two children – a boy and a girl – at a pedestrian crossing. A 12-year-old girl died, a 7-year-old boy was in the intensive care unit of a local hospital. The Alexandrovsky city prosecutor Roman Kostin went to the scene.The results of the police pre-investigation check are under the control of the prosecutor of the Vladimir region.
The brightest events of the day are in Instagram Zebra TV.90,000 Scenario of the competition “Boys against girls”
Municipal budgetary educational institution of additional education for children Palace of Children and Youth Creativity in Togliatti
Director of MBOUDOD DTDMO. Togliatti
______________ L.V. Skripinskaya
“_____” _________________ 2014
competition and entertainment program
“Boys and girls”
Author: Methodist E. …
Venue: assembly hall DTDM
Date: June 24, 2014
Time: 10.30 h.
Purpose – disclosing the creative potential of children and youth
assistance and support for young talents in the field of art;
education of artistic taste
familiarizing young performers with the best examples of national culture and art
forming and increasing the aesthetic interests of the audience
( background music , on the presenter enters the stage)
Vedas: Good afternoon, guys! Summer has come into its legal rights and the long-awaited vacation has come! Let’s applaud and show summer how glad we are !!!
Vedas: For a long time, there have been disputes over who is better than boys or girls! Today we are gathered here to finally understand this issue.Welcome to the Boys vs. Girls event !!!
We invite one boy and one girl from each school to the stage! (the participants rise to the stage)
Vedas: Here they are our participants !!! We will ask boys to stand on the left side, and girls on the right. Let’s take a closer look. Introduce yourself, what is your name and from which school. (Meeting the participants)
Vedas: So we got to know the participants.But now there are two teams on the stage in front of you! And the first task for them will be to come up with a name, motto and a small presentation of the team. While the teams are leaving to get ready for the stage, we meet the drummer ensemble “Rhythm”
Young soloist of the vocal and choral studio “Snowdrop”
Vedas: We accompany our guests with applause and meet the teams!
(perform the first task)
Vedas: Now we have met the teams and we can start our competition! The second task for the teams will be musical! We will tell you a word, and the teams take turns singing a song with this word, the team that sings the last song will receive a ball.
2. Contest “Perepevki”
(words: love, summer, songs with names)
Vedas: The teams coped with this task perfectly. And now, we will check which of you is the most creative. The next competition is “Photography”. The essence of the competition is simple – I will tell you a situation, and you will need to depict it in 10 seconds and freeze as if for a photograph, and the audience will help me to count the time.
3. Photo contest
Situations: 1.Ballet classes
2. Football fans in the stands
3. Opening of the Olympics in Sochi
4. Matinee in kindergarten
5. Parade in honor of Victory Day9000 Girls before the date
7. At the exam
8. At the play
Vedas: Now it’s time to find out which team is the fastest! The next contest is “Manage to grab”.All teams stand in a circle, when the music ends, you must grab the object. Those who do not have time are eliminated.
4. Contest “Manage to grab”
Vedas: We have gambling players! We all know that there are no ideal people, but in the next competition, each team will have the opportunity to draw and tell how you represent the ideal girl and the ideal young man. Each team is given three minutes, you go backstage. Girls paint the perfect young man, and boys paint the perfect girl. (participants leave to get ready)
Vedas: In the meantime, our participants are preparing, we meet on the stage a creative number from the studio of modern pop dance “Impromptu”
5. “Impromptu”. Street dance number
Vedas: The teams are ready and we invite them to the stage. (presentation of drawings). These are the ideal boys and girls that the teams have. It’s time to dance a little – the “Dance” competition. In the next competition you will have to show your dancing skills.You will be given situations, you will need to display them in the dance!
Fyadina’s game (music not for children)
6. Competition “Dance”
(music in the folder “dance”)
Vedas: The next competition for speed. We take one representative from the team. Your task is to rewind the ribbon faster.
(background music for competitions)
7. Ribbon competition
Playing with the audience: Op-op-oppa (with music)
Vedas: Our competition is coming to an end teams have the last chance to show themselves! The last test called “Who is cooler?”Teams take turns presenting arguments and reasons why boys or girls are better.
8. Competition “Who is cooler?”
Vedas: Throughout all the contests, we completely forgot that boys cannot live without girls as well as girls without boys.
Vedas: You and I realized that we cannot live without each other, and in order to demonstrate this, I suggest you break up in pairs. You will need to stage the proposed song “Do you love me ?!”.And show us how talented and artistic you are.
9. Competition “Clip” (music “And you love me”)
We are better and happier when together! Let’s live together! We thank everyone who came to our event, wish you an interesting sunny vacation and look forward to your visit!
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Witnesses told what happened on the night of the fall from the girl’s window in Moscow
The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case after the death of a 14-year-old girl who fell out of a window in the west of Moscow.The body of a schoolgirl with bite marks and injuries from a fall was found on the visor of one of the residential buildings. We tell about all the details of what happened.
Fall from the sixth floor
Photo: Telegram-channel Moscow 24
The body of a 14-year-old girl who fell out of a window was found on Sunday on Barclay Street. In addition to injuries from falling from a height, there were dog bite marks on the schoolgirl’s body. It is known that that night the girl came to spend the night on a visit to a 15-year-old teenager, there were no adults at home at that moment.There were two fighting dogs of the Staffordshire Terrier breed in the apartment.
from the message of the Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia in the city of Moscow
According to media reports, the young people met, but the guy was forbidden to bring guests home.In the absence of his parents, the guy still invited his girlfriend to his place. Later it turned out that there were five teenagers in the apartment, but at the time of the girl’s fall, four of them went out into the street.
One of the neighbors said that she heard the sounds of a struggle in the apartment and the sound of a falling body. And when I looked out the window, I saw the body on the visor of the grocery store.
The guy’s father told Moscow 24 that his son left home, leaving his girlfriend alone. He also said that one of the dogs usually sleeps on the windowsill where the girl fell from.However, family members never open this window: the transom is only slightly opened for a stream of fresh air.
In the west of Moscow, a girl bitten by a dog fell out of the window.The dog is sleeping on the windowsill, so there are dog tracks. But the window is closed. We never open it.
father of a 15-year-old teenager and owner of dogs
One of the neighbors told Moscow 24 that she often crossed paths with the owner of the dogs on the street when he was walking them.Dogs were never aggressive, she said.
According to media reports, the girl was found to have a laceration on her forearm and abrasions. The teenager’s father said that his son disobeyed him, letting guests into the house, but no one closed the girl in the apartment.
The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case under the article “Causing death by negligence”. Within the framework of the case, a legal assessment will also be given to the actions (inaction) of officials of the prevention system and the actions of parents within the framework of the article on failure to fulfill the duties of raising a minor.
How dangerous are Staffordshire Terriers?
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Whether the dog’s bites influenced the girl’s death or not, investigators have yet to find out.At the same time, according to cynologist Irina Fedorova, Staffordshire Terriers are very kind dogs, although they need serious education. “They made a kind of cult of a killer dog because of the fact that they have a dead grip. At one time, dog fights were built on this,” Fedorova noted in a dialogue with Moscow 24.
At the same time, the dog handler emphasized that a dog of any breed with a mental disorder or improper upbringing can attack a person.It is always unpredictable, and it doesn’t matter who is in front of her: a close person or a stranger.
According to Fedorova, any animal can be potentially dangerous, especially if provoked. In this situation, it is not known whether the girl teased the dogs before what happened or not, the dog handler noted.
She added that often children themselves provoke dogs, tease them, and parents do not attach any importance to such behavior. “Children should not be allowed to behave this way with animals. Even if it is a small puppy, the consequences can be unpredictable,” concluded Fedorova.
After the death of a 14-year-old girl, investigators are considering all versions of what happened, interrogating neighbors, eyewitnesses and relatives. Records from CCTV cameras were removed, details of what happened are being established.