Why is it that a woman who has given birth to a boy is unclean for 30 days while to a girl is 60 days unclean according to the Old Testament laws?

Does this give any clue medically that a mother who gives birth to a girl would be weaker, thus needing 60 days (2 months) of rest? Why the difference of unclean days depending on the gender of the baby? 

Clarify Share Report Asked March 19 2014 Mini Anonymous

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