Vol VIII, Issue 4
Date of Publication: October 09, 2023
As a curious undergraduate studying Ayurveda, the first concept that intrigued me was Sushruta’s take on foetal sex determination. At the time of conception, if the man’s semen is in excess, a male foetus results; if the woman’s menstrual blood is in excess, a female foetus results; if semen and menstrual blood are in equal measure, an intersex is formed.
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