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  3. Saturday, 17 May 2014
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I am from China and prepare to do gender selection for family balancing. I am 28 years old now and I heard that for gender selection to succeed you will need to take many of my eggs to find de desired gender, this includes the use of hormones to speed up the production of eggs, can this be harmful to my body? Will it make me look older and will it cause disease like breast cancer?

thank you very much!

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Hello Grace,

Thank you for your interest in our gender selection program. In any in vitro fertilization treatment, patients tend to have the best success rates when they produce the best quality embryos. The number and quality of embryos a couple produces is related to their age and response to the fertility hormones, which women take briefly to produce a group of eggs at one time. These medications are given by small injections. Once the eggs are removed from the ovaries and mixed with sperm in the laboratory, they create embryos that are tested for their number of chromosomes and gender. When the lab has a good number of embryos to test, chances are at least one will come back with a normal number of chromosomes of the desired gender. Only embryos that test normal will be transferred to the woman’s uterus. There is a risk that a couple may not produce an embryo of the desired gender in one cycle. For this reason, younger patients with a good response to the treatment have the best chance of a successful outcome. Our average 28 year old patient responds extremely well to the treatment and has the highest success rate per age category. There are rare, but real, risks to treatment. The doctor will review these with you in consultation. The treatment cycle is quick and does not have a long term effect on appearance. At this point in time the fertility drugs are not known to cause cancer. Some research suggests that women who have had multiple treatment cycles with fertility hormones may be at increased risk for developing precancerous tumors of the ovary, which is why we do not recommend multiple cycles of treatment. Best of luck. We look forward to hearing from you.
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