IVF sex selection, often incorrectly referred to as “gender selection,” is a process where embryos are selected by their sex chromosomes during an IVF cycle in order to produce a male or female offspring, according to the wishes of the parents. Typically clinics will only offer sex selection for medical reasons linked to x chromosome disorders.
PGD Sex Selection
The primary method for sex selection is through a procedure called pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). As part of an IVF cycle, many embryos will be created and then typically the best quality embryo will be selected for implantation into the woman’s uterus. PGD is performed before implantation to check for genetic defects, but the same process can identify the sex of the embryos. An embryo of the desired sex is then selectively implanted into the woman’s uterus.
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