PGD for Gender Selection also referred to as PGS or Preimplantation Gender Selection is a technique that enables couples with a particular inherited condition in their family to avoid passing it on to their children. It is also used with the purpose of gender selection for couples who have had more children of the same sex to want to have a family balance and choose the gender of the baby.
Sex selection is legal in most of the world, yet it has limitations. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) screening is allowed in most countries to determine a genetic condition that the embryo might inherit. Yet specifically PGS (Gender Selection) is not allowed with the specific purpose of determining the sex of the child - in countries including China, India, UK, Australia, Korea, Canada, Belgium, Spain, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Italy. However, it is allowed in select countries such as former Soviet countries and in Latin American countries.
The Gender Selection process involves the use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Eggs are obtained and fertilized through IVF and the embryos develop for 2-3 days. Following this time frame, one or two cells are removed from each embryo for genetic testing (DNA or chromosomes). Up to two embryos that are free from abnormalities and have the desired gender are then transferred to the woman’s uterus to implant. If successful, the procedure will result in pregnancy.
Most popular Gender Selection methods are:
Parents choose Preimplantation Gender Selection with IVF for family balancing when they already have a child or more of only one gender.
The costs of PGD Gender Selection worldwide vary
from 5,500 USD to 7,800 USD
Here are the top destinations and clinics where Preimplantation Gender Selection can be performed.
North Cyprus IVF, Nicosia, Cyprus
IREGA IVF Cancun, Cancun, Mexico
Dr. Glujovsky | Fertility Argentina | CEGYR, Buenos Aires, Argentina
British Cyprus IVF Hospital, Nicosia, Cyprus
Advanced Fertility Center Cancun, Mexico
Benefits of PGD Treatment
Note: The laboratory tests are done at least 7-10 days prior to the procedure. The particular tests are prescribed after a complete physical evaluation of the patient.
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