Gender selection has become a popular option for couples desiring to choose the sex of their children. HRC offers gender selection, sometimes referred to as "family balancing," at our California infertility clinics in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego County. Gender selection is often used to reduce the possibility of transmitting sex-linked genetic diseases to an offspring with "at risk" couples. Other couples want to experience the joy of raising both a male and female child. For additional information, please visit www.gender-baby.com.
Gender Selection and Genetic Disease
Gender selection can help prevent the transmission of certain genetic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, Tay Sachs, Huntington's disease or sickle cell disease. Some of these genetic diseases are carried on the X or Y chromosome and are termed "sex-linked" genetic diseases. The genetic structure XX yields a female child while the XY arrangement produces a male.
Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) for Gender Selection
Gender selection using Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) has become a popular option for couples undergoing in vitro fertilization that desire to choose the sex of their child. While the primary indicatin for the screening is to increase the likelihood of pregnancy by transferring embryos with the correct number of chromosomes, PGS also provides couples with the ability to choose the gender of their child.
Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) for Gender-Related Disease Prevention
In addition to gender selection with PGS, Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) can identify particular genetic diseases and assist "at risk" couples in reducing the possibility of transmitting a sex-linked genetic diseases to their child. PGD is conducted during an in vitro fertilization cycle, and gender selection rates approach 100 percent.
At this time Gender Selection is not available using Microsort.