What is IVF gender selection?

IVF gender selectionHave you heard about IVF gender selection? With the rise in knowledge on genetic disorders, gender selection has seen an increasing demand for a few years now. With this article, PGD Labs wants to explain this treatment to you in detail.

An embryo’s gender is determined by the chromosomes carried by the sperm: X chromosome or Y chromosome. A woman’s egg can only provide an X chromosome to the fertilized embryo. The presence of the Y chromosome in the sperm will create a boy (XY) and two X chromosomes, a girl.

Parents-to-be can choose the sex of their offspring either for medical reasons or for building a balanced family

There are a few reasons why this type of treatment can be chosen. Most of them are related to medical issues, because there are gender-related diseases that are inherited from the mother and only affect male babies, such as muscular dystrophy, the fragile X syndrome or autism.

Future parents can be carriers of genetic disorders. By opting for this treatment, they ensure that that genetic information will not be passed on to the baby, thereby avoiding the extremely high risks involved.


What methods are used when performing the IVF gender selection?


There have been two technical breakthroughs that have made it possible to use this technique to choose the future baby’s sex:

  • A better understanding of genetic diseases.
  • Progress in the genetic evaluation of embryos before implantation in the uterus.

The most advanced technique, which provides a 100% effectiveness, is called PGD – Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis. This treatment consists of performing a DNA analysis on the embryos that have been obtained as part of the IVF process. Thanks to this method, we can select only healthy embryos for their subsequent transfer to the uterus.

At PGD Labs we are pioneers in this treatment, also offering what is called gender selection, whether for medical reasons or for the will of the parents to guarantee a balanced family. Do not hesitate to consult with our professional, qualified team to receive advice in relation to your case.

If you have any questions, you may contact us at our e-mail info@pgdlabs.com or via phone at 965 969 38 400 and we will provide you with more information on IVF gender selection, no strings attached.