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The gene for hemophilia is carried on the X chromosome. A male has one X and one Y. Since the trait is recessive it would be easier for a male to get a recssive allele, rather than a female get two recessive alleles.

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Hemophilia is a sex linked genetic disorder where the defective gene is located on an X chromosome.

Women have two X chromosomes while men have one X chromosome and one Y chromosome.

Thus women have a spare X chromosome which 'backs up' for one which may carry the defect.

However if men inherit a faulty X chromosome from their mother, they will definitely get the disease and this is why the disorder is almost entirely manifested in males.

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