I had no idea gender determination tests could be purchased at an over the counter pharmacy to find out if we were having a boy or a girl next spring. Mrs Happy and I were looking for ultrasound gel for our home doppler fetal heart tone monitor when I came across a whole assortment of interesting products at CVS pharmacy. In addition to the Santa Snuggie, I found this $40 home gender determination test called IntelliGender. According to the description on the box, this gender determination is done with a urine test. I don't know exactly what the test is measuring, but it says the IntelliGender urine test is not recommended for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or for women taking Progesterone. I can only assume this gender determination test is measuring hormone levels or pH or a combination of both. How does Intelligender work? According to its website
It uses first morning urine and a proprietary mix of chemicals which reacts with a combination of hormones to indicate the gender of your baby.
How soon can gender determination be made using IntelliGender? Again according to the maker's website
It can be performed as early as 10 weeks of pregnancy (six weeks from the first day of the missed period).
Just mix your urine with the the IntelliGender crystals and wait ten minutes. Orange means girl. Green means boy. This over the counter test claims 80% accuracy rate (according to the video). At worst, it's got a 50:50 shot of getting it right. Here's a video discussing the IntelliGender test. Some folks worry this test might be used for sex selection. It is interesting to note that this gender determination test is not sold in India or China. What do you think? Is it worth $40 for a little entertainment?