IVF with Gender Selection
Gender Selection, Family Balancing, Gender Selection IVF are all mean of selecting the gender of the baby before birth.
Gender selection is a process of choosing the gender of the baby during the IVF process. During IVF, it is possible to check the genetic makeup of the embryos through a biopsy to check the chromosome. So, the desired gender of the future baby is selected after the genetic study. So, the bottom line is you can choose your baby gender while doing IVF with genetic testing.
Many countries prohibit gender selection due to ethical issues; however, in some countries like Thailand, Ukraine, and Mexico, Rusia, and USA gender selection is legal and these countries are favourable destinations for same.
IVF treatment for a baby boy is common in countries like India and China.
Although PGD is legal in India, however only for ruling out genetic disease, not for the reason of baby balancing.
In India, gender selection of the baby is illegal and strictly prohibited. We do not have IVF with gender selection facility in India.
IVF baby gender prediction is possible. The gender selection is a by-product of genetic testing during the IVF Process. There are two broad ways of choosing the gender of the baby as below.
Chances of baby boy in IVF or baby girl in IVF are almost 50-50%. But to have more conclusive outcome genetic testing as below is needed.
PGD (Preimplantation genetic diagnosis) for Gender Selection
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a medical technique which is used to understand the unexplained IVF failures, to rule out chromosomal abnormalities and for family balancing.
This highly advanced technique involves allowing fertilization of oocytes and sperms. The embryos are allowed to grow 3-5 days (until embryos are 6-8 cell stage) and embryos are biopsied to remove 1 to 2 cells to do the chromosomes.
This process is done under a powerful microscopic guide and it does not damage the remaining cells in an embryo. The isolated cells are evaluated for the specific genetic condition anticipated. Once the full report of the PGD is out, parents can implant the desire embryos in the female partner.
In short, via PGD, the would-be parents can choose the embryos which are genetically healthy ( as mutated genes can be traced in faulty embryos) and can also choose the gender of the baby, if needed.
NGS (New Genetic Sequencing) for Familly Balancing
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), allows researchers to view the genetic makeup of an embryo at levels far exceeding that of previous testing methods.
This new advancement in the fields of embryology and genetic research can significantly improve pregnancy outcomes by enhancing the knowledge embryologists employ while selecting embryos.
NGS is significantly more accurate and faster than previous methods of genetic testing. This advancement in embryo screening can significantly increase pregnancy success for many women struggling to achieve and maintain a pregnancy to full term.
The NGS is Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is recommended to:
- Women having poor egg quality, this can be due to a higher age or sometimes have some genetic issues.
- Women are experiencing a recurrent miscarriage without any apparent reasons.
- Women have multiple IVF failures. Sometimes unknown fertility can be contributed to faulty genes which make it difficult for the uterus to accept the fetus.
Microsort for IVF with Gender Selection
MicroSort is a technique in which sperms containing the Y chromosome and X chromosome can be identified and separated from the semen sample. The microsorting process is done at sperm level before the actual fertilization, so there are high chances it is not 100% accurate.
Gender of a baby is concluded when a specific sperm cell is fertilizing the egg at the time of conception. The sperm cell carrying an “X chromosome” result in a female baby and those carrying a “Y chromosome” result in a male baby.
Semen contains approximately 50% female and 50% male sperm cells, as per the requirement of the Intended Parents micro sorted sperm sample is used for artificial insemination or IVF.
Although it does not guarantee the desired gender but increases the probability of same. PGD/NGS with gender selection can assist the doctor in locating embryos of the desired gender up to 99 percent accuracy.
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