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How Is Gender Selection Performed Using PGD

At New York Fertility Institute, we are here to attend to all of our fertility needs and answer all your questions. Dr. Khali

Science has developed to allow us to determine a lot about the child who will develop from a specific tiny embryo. As a parent, this gives you the opportunity to learn all about your future child and give that child the best chances for health and happiness.

At New York Fertility Institute, we are here to attend to all of our fertility needs and answer all your questions. Dr. Khalid Sultan and Dr. Majid Feteh are fertility specialists with extensive experience helping couples safely conceive. They provide a variety of treatment options, including in vitro fertilization, genetic testing, and surrogacy

What is in-vitro fertilization?

In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is a type of assisted reproduction that is used to help people overcome fertility problems. The sperm and egg are introduced outside of the uterus, and once an embryo is produced, our doctors insert this embryo into your uterus. We offer a number of different types of IVF treatments and determine which one is right for you. 

What is gender selection? 

Thanks to great advances in scientific knowledge, it’s now possible for you to know the gender of your baby way in advance of birth. As part of the in-vitro fertilization process, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) allows you to determine the gender of your baby before the embryo is implanted in your uterus.

If you have a gender preference for your future child, this is the ideal way to support that choice. Once your doctor informs you of the gender of the embryo, you have the opportunity to decide if you would like to continue with implantation of the embryo or have a different embryo transferred. The PGD process can also be used to test for over 100 genetic conditions

How is gender selection performed using PGD?

As part of the IVF process, you will undergo a process of stimulation of your ovaries to produce multiple eggs. Your doctor will collect these eggs and prepare them for insemination. After getting a sperm sample from your partner or a donor, the egg and sperm will be combined in the lab.

Once the egg is fertilized, the embryo will grow for 24 hours or longer before testing begins. You and your doctor will decide what tests you would like to have completed on the embryo. Very carefully, the lab technician will remove a few cells and test them. 

When looking at the cells for abnormalities, the lab determines which embryos are male and which are female. At that point, you have the option of choosing which gender you would prefer. Your doctor will then insert that embryo into your uterus, and hopefully, you will become pregnant.

Thanks to great scientific advances, a number of new treatments are now available for infertility, including in-vitro fertilization (IVF). As part of this process, you have the option of having the embryos undergo genetic testing, which can also reveal the gender of the embryos. At New York Fertility Institute, we provide you with the information and treatments you need for a healthy and safe pregnancy. 

To access the many fertility treatments we have available, please set up an appointment at New York Fertility Institute by calling our office or using our online booking tool. 

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