Gender Selection

19 clinic(s) offering Gender Selection IVF treatment in 26 countries
Gender Selection
Fertility Center in San Diego Verified

Situated on the stunning Pacific Coast of California, San Diego Fertility, strives to provide the most advanced IVF treatments available today. The leading fertility clinic in San Diego specializes in Japanese Minimal Stimulation IVF, also known as Mini IVF — a safe and cost-effective alternative to the high stimulation protocols universally performed throughout the United States.

LIV Fertility Center Verified

We LIV to get you to a place you LOVE. To contact our team, please call: English +1 (855)-534-5340 | Spanish +1 (855)-534-5342 | Local +52 (322)-297-2077 At LIV, our fertility specialists are some of the most renowned experts in the field. Our center believes in a team approach to fertility treatment. We trust in our multiple and complimentary medical disciplines to lead you on your journey to pregnancy success. Our goal is to provide you affordable and safe fertility care in Mexico, saving you nearly 50 percent when compared to United States and Canada. Both inside and outside of the center, LIV gives you the confidence to explore and enjoy an intimate experience in Puerto Vallarta.

Tijuana Infertility Clinic Verified

Tijuana Infertility Clinic is made up of a qualified medical team and IVF professionals who offer highly specialized areas in the study diagnosis and treatment of infertility for males and females.

Irega Cancun Verified

Irega Cancun is home to a professional team of fertility care experts who are passionate about making your dreams of having a baby come true and we guarantee it with our IVF Guarantee program.

A terrible experience. We didn´t investigate them before going there. After a legal battle we got our money back. Be very careful !.
November 2012
It was extremely sad for me and my wife.This is because the whole thing failed after spending a fortune.It was a big moment of emotional challenge for us.However we are planning to give it a second shot but i wonder if i would get any kind of discount
August 2012
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Panama IVF Verified

Our doors are open to provide an excellent service to our IVF patients in conjunction with the highest standards of international quality with Panama IVF.

What is IVF with Gender Selection?

Gender Selection, also known as sex selection or family balancing refers to the selection of an offspring's sex before implantation of the embryo into the womb via in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Some couples prefer to choose the gender of their offspring for a variety of reasons. A couple may opt for gender selection to avoid a “sex linked” genetic disease, such as Hemophilia. Other couples may desire to choose the sex of their baby to balance with the gender of their already existent offspring.

 

There are two methods of gender selection used today, sperm sorting, also known as Microsort technology, and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Microsort is a method that enables the separation of X chromosome sperm from Y chromosome sperm, which then is used in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. Flow cytometry, the technique used to analyze and sort spermatozoa, relies on the DNA difference between the X and the Y Chromosomes.

 

Before flow cytometric sorting is actually applied, semen is tagged with a fluorescent dye that binds to the DNA of each spermatozoon. The larger female X chromosome bearing more DNA than the male Y chromosome will absorb more dye than its Y chromosome counterpart, causing the sperm with the X chromosomes to shine more brightly than the sperm with the Y chromosomes. The flow cytometer will detect the difference in brightness between the X and Y chromosomes and separate them as they move through the machine.

 

PGD, also known as embryo screening and PGS (pre-implantation genetic screening), is the only other method of gender selection that has been proven effective. In the past, PGD was most commonly used for diagnosis of a genetic disease in early embryos prior to implantation and pregnancy. More recently it has been used for testing common chromosome abnormalities. IVF with PGD refers to embryos resulting from an in-vitro fertilization cycle that are genetically screened for X or Y chromosomes. The embryos of the desired sex are implanted.

 

Gender selection success rates for both methods vary. Scientists claim that sperm sorting success rates for girls are higher than for boys, while PGD is at least 95% effective for both genders.

 

Gender Selection Laws

Although gender selection is legal in many countries, it still remains a controversial issue all over the world. Some countries, such as the UK, Australia and Canada, only allow sex selection if the offspring is in danger of a sex-linked genetic disorder. However, in countries, such as India and China, determining the sex of a fetus prior to birth is illegal. Yet, despite the limited availability and expense of sex selection procedures, its popularity is growing. In countries where gender selection is legal, cost is still an issue. In the United States, IVF with PGD can cost up to $19,000USD, which is why many Americans find themselves seeking IVF in Mexico, and gender selection in Cyprus. Some European countries, such as Germany and Italy have banned embryo freezing, egg donation and even embryo screening for genetic diseases.

 

The cost of gender selection abroad has proved to be an inexpensive and legal alternative to many couples who can't afford the cost of IVF in their country. Gender selection in the Islamic world remains controversial as well. In the absence of a clear ruling on the issue of gender selection, some modern scholars have been compelled to accept gender selection as being religiously permissible.

 

However, in some countries where gender selection has turned into gender discrimination, gender selection technologies are completely banned. This leaves barren couples who want to have a child and as well as select the gender of that child with no other choice but to cross borders to Muslim or non-Muslim countries where it is legal to carry out such methods of assisted reproductive technology or forfeit their chance of having a child.

 

Cost of IVF with Gender Selection

Using PGD (pregenetic diagnosis) technology, or “sperm sorting” in order to identify male or female embryos, is an increasingly popular procedure for couples who want to ensure that any baby they have by assisted reproduction will be of a particular gender. In the United States and, the total cost of IVF with gender selection is generally $20,000 – $25 000. At popular VisitandCare.com “fertility destinations”, the cost starts at $8,750.