In 2009, CNN described Intelligender, an over-the-counter test that predicts the gender of an unborn baby based on hormones in the mother's urine.

It claims that within 10 minutes of taking the urine test, a woman will be able to tell her baby's gender. The specimen will turn green if it's a boy, and orange if it's a girl.


The gender predictor test boasts a 78 to 80 percent accuracy rate, according to the latest IntelliGender report.

This claimed accuracy seems quite high. Is there any scientific study backing up these figures?

  • based on reading the majority of reviews on drugstore pages, parenting/pregnancy forums & blogs, etc, it's about as accurate as a coin-toss: take it for fun, but don't count on it being right - even the company claims it's "for fun" – warren Apr 8 '16 at 17:57
  • I don't know if 80% accuracy is that high. Remember that accuracy of a random guess is 50%. – Tomáš Zato - Reinstate Monica Sep 3 '19 at 16:08

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