World Cup 2010 in South Africa ‘triggered baby boy boom’ – BBC News

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa triggered an increase in the number of boys born in the country nine months after the event, a study says.

The ratio of boys to girls born in that period was the highest recorded between 2003 and 2014, the study in the Early Human Development journal found.

People were more relaxed and probably had more sex during the World Cup, increasing the ratio, say researchers.

South Africa hosted its first World Cup between 11 June and 11 July 2010.

Source: World Cup 2010 in South Africa ‘triggered baby boy boom’ – BBC News

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