Can I Choose Gender with IVF?
Intended parents can now determine the gender of their baby through IVF, thanks to the development of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS). PGD/PGS/PGT-A are genetic tests that allow a fertility doctor to identify the XX or XY chromosomes in the embryo. This process is almost 100% accurate, allowing intended parents to choose the gender of their baby.
The process of gender selection through IVF begins with the extraction of eggs from the mother. The eggs are then fertilized with sperm in a laboratory setting. Once the embryos have been created, the fertility doctor will use PGD/PGS/PGT-A to determine the gender of the embryos. The embryos that are determined to be of the desired gender are then transferred to the mother’s uterus.
It is important to note that gender selection through IVF is not without risks. There is a risk of multiple births, as multiple embryos may be transferred to the mother’s uterus. There is also a risk of miscarriage, as the embryos may not implant or develop properly. Additionally, there is a risk of genetic abnormalities, as the embryos may have genetic abnormalities that are not detected by the PGD/PGS/PGT-A tests.
Gender selection through IVF is a highly personal decision that should be discussed with a fertility doctor. It is important to understand the risks and benefits of the procedure before making a decision. Additionally, it is important to understand the ethical implications of gender selection. Ultimately, the decision to choose the gender of your baby is a personal one that should be made with the guidance of a fertility doctor.