Quran Describes Gender Determination By Sperm
This page has been changed as it took for granted the false claim that the Qur'an indicates that gender is determined by sperm (disproved by other verses and the hadith), and other mistakes.
Please see the following articles for accurate information regarding this topic, and a valid debunking of the apologetic claim.
Embryology in the Quran (section on Gender Determination)
The main problem with the apologetic claim that in the Qur'an, sex is determined by the male sperm, which is a very weak interpretation anyway, is that verses 75:37-39 show that the author believed that gender was determined after the 'alaqah (blood clot) stage. Both Qur'an 53:45-46 (the verses used by apologists) and verse 75:39 use the exact same phrase, "alzzawjayni alththakara waalontha" ("of the two spouses, the male and the female").
In light of the above verses, those used by apologists below are merely saying that male and female babies start off as a nutfah (drop of semen).