Though many may not be aware of this, gender selection is more than just choosing between boy and girl and creating the perfect balanced family, it is actually one for the best ways to 1) understand and prevent genetic diseases and 2) improve the couples’ ability to genetically assess embryos before they are transferred into the uterus.
Gender selection, also known as sex selection, is by definition a fertility procedure used to choose the gender of a baby prior to conception. This is when a couple, whose preference may be either a boy or a girl, would undergo special processes to ensure that their offspring is indeed of their desired gender. They are several methods of gender of selection and these include:
Preimplantation Genetic diagnosis (PGD)
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is a procedure that involves the extraction and testing of cells from an embryo created via in vitro fertilization. These cells are then analyzed to determine their chromosomal makeup, the result of which would clearly show whether the embryo is male or female. Embryos of the desired sex ae then transferred into the uterus for implantation. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis, when used together with IVF, has a 99% chance in effectively selecting the sex of your baby. Dogus fertility clinic specializes in PGD and has achieved tremendous success rates.
Microsort is a technique used to separate male from female sperm. This technique is then applied to Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) in which the desired gender sperm are then inserted into the uterus. The X (female) chromosome is much larger than the Y (male) chromosome, and thus a dye used in Microsort is then absorbed more by the female thereby differentiating them. Microsort has a much lesser accuracy that Preimplantation genetic diagnosis and hence not offered by Dogus fertility clinic.
Other medical methods of gender selection do exist however many have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is also important to note that none are as successful and as accurate as the Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) which is a specialty of Dogus Fertility Clinic.
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