Posted on Tue 13 Aug 2019, 09:20 AM

A Polish Mayor has promised a surprise award for the next couple to deliver a boy in a village where only girls have been born for nearly a decade.
County Mayor Rajmun Frischko, a father of two girls, told journalist on Friday that he will have a nice surprise ready for those who next have a boy.
During an earlier interview with the New York Times, Frischko said that he was 'considering naming a street' and an oak tree after the long-awaited male child.
Authorities in the one-road village of Miejsce Odrzanskie, which has around 300 residents, don't know why there haven't been any boys born there since 2010.
The south-western Polish village of Miejsce Odrzanskie is home to around 300 people living in just 92 houses. In the years since a baby boy was last born there have been 12 girl births and locals are stumped at what's causing the phenomenon.

The town's situation was first revealed when the junior fire brigade attended competitions with an entirely female squad.

Polish news had descended on the one-street village to find out exactly what is going on in that corner of the country.

The County Mayor, Rajmun Frischko, has offered a reward to the couple who next produce a boy and 'a very special gift' for the child himself.

Frischko said there has been no shortage of doctors and scientists calling him up to ascertain why women in town only bear girls and to give advice as to what can be done to solve the low boy birth rate.

Previous Head of the local (mostly female) volunteer fire brigade Tomasz Golasz told The First News that it has been going on for a long time. He said that he 'took a local girl for a wife' and had two girls.
‘I would like to have a son but it’s probably unrealistic. My neighbor also tried and has two daughters. I don’t think women give birth to boys here,’ he said.
The villagers are beginning to worry about filling farming jobs in the future and women often pick up for the lack of manpower in the fields.
The volunteer fire department  is the pivotal point of life for those living in Miejsce Odrzanskie and the force is made up almost entirely of women and girls.

The case of the low boy births has also peaked  the interest of scientists who have offered to conduct research to investigate the unique situation, Frischko said.
He also added that there is no shortage of doctors waiting to advise the villagers on how to remedy the situation. One said a high calcium diet would ensure a boy baby. Frischko also mentioned the 'tried Polish highlander method' of 'keeping an axe under your marital bed' to conceive a boy.
Statistics show that more boys than girls are born in Poland.
In 2017, 207,000 boys were born compared to 196,000 girls. What then is the cause of the shortage of male chilgren in that part of poland is still a mistery.


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