In the article , a follow-up to my article , Christian and Trustrum cite empirical evidence that the probability of a family giving birth to a boy or to a girl may vary from family to family. Letting bi
= 1 − bi
respectively denote the probability of the ith family giving birth to a boy or to a girl, the suggestion is that bi
may be distinct from bj
for distinct i and j. As they point out, this has implications for the expected society-wide number of boys and girls. Following my discussion of the ‘stop after k girls’ policy, Christian and Trustrum introduce the related policy ‘stop after k girls or N children’. They argue that the expected number of children under this latter policy is an increasing function of bi
(when 0 < k < N). The present article complements their discussion by examining this alternative stopping policy in more detail.