IVF with sperm donation and gender selection uses donated sperm to increase the couple's chances of producing either female or male child. Couples who desire to select the gender of their baby- wherein male partner can't produce healthy sperm due to an infertility problem- can seek IVF with sperm donation and gender selection.
IVF with sperm donation is an infertility treatment designed to counter a male infertility factor. IVF with Sperm Donation When a couple is trying to conceive, and the woman is fertile but the male partner has either very little or no sperm (azoospermia) in his semen, IVF treatment with sperm donation from a third party is an alternative method. Couples may also choose to go with a third party sperm donor if the female is Rh sensitized and the male partner is Rh positive (severe rhesus incompatibility) or if there is a risk that the male partner may pass on an inherited disease. When selecting a potential sperm donor, couples may choose someone they know, such as a relative of the husband so that the child will be related to both parents, or have the fertility care clinic carefully select a donor for them according to the criteria expressed by the couple, and having passed all the necessary screenings.
Gender Selection, also known as sex selection or family balancing, as an infertility treatment, refers to the 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). Success rates for both methods of gender selection 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.