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Can I choose my baby’s gender with IVF?

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Can I choose my baby's gender with IVF
Can I choose my baby's gender with IVF? Yes, IVF embryos are the only ones that can be used for sex selection. The word "sex selection" is better than the old term "gender selection." Gender is becoming more and more linked to how a person identifies physically. While a child's sex is determined by their inherited male XY chromosome pairing or female XX chromosome pairing. 

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Introduction

Preimplantation genetic testing lets a fertility doctor find out the gender of a child before they are implanted. This is possible because embryos are now screened and tested during in vitro fertilization (IVF).

People or couples can choose the natural sex of their child, whether it’s a boy or a girl, by testing the embryo(s) made through IVF before putting one in the uterus. IVF embryos are the only ones that can be used for sex selection.

The word “sex selection” is better than the old term “gender selection.” Gender is becoming more and more linked to how a person identifies physically. While a child’s sex is determined by their inherited male XY chromosome pairing or female XX chromosome pairing.

Is it possible to select gender in IVF? (What is the select gender in IVF)

 IVF embryos are the only ones that can be used for sex selection. The word “sex selection” is better than the old term “gender selection.” Gender is becoming more and more linked to how a person identifies physically. While a child’s sex is determined by their inherited male XY chromosome pairing or female XX chromosome pairing.

By using medical and technical tools, people who are interested in having a child through in vitro fertilization (IVF) can choose what gender the child will be. This process, which is also called “sex selection,” is mostly done in two ways: Genetic screening before the pregnancy (PGS) and genetic diagnosis before the pregnancy (PGD). In an IVF treatment, the eggs are taken from the mother and fertilized in the lab with the sperm of the father. Doctors can use PGD or PGS to find out about embryos once they hit a certain stage of development.

This lets them know their genetic make-up, including their chromosomal sex (XX for female, XY for male). This choice can be made by couples for many reasons, such as wanting to avoid sex-linked genetic diseases or balancing their families by having a child of a certain sex to keep things in balance. Gender selection is common, but some people think it is wrong, and the law varies from country to country about what can and can’t be done. Individuals thinking about this choice must first learn about the moral issues and law rules that apply to gender selection in their own areas. But we suggest you talk to your doctor to get the best answer.

Select gender process

Women and men who use IVF will go through the same procedures and treatments as people who want to choose the sex of a baby to balance their family. Basically, a woman’s eggs are taken out and fertilized with sperm from her partner or a stranger. This makes embryos. In intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), sperm is injected straight into the eggs, this can be done sometimes.

Two chromosomes—one from the mother and one from the father—decide the sex of each baby. What decides the baby’s sex is the type of chromosomes it gets (X or Y).

Chromosomes of a fertilized egg (embryo) can be seen by testing its cells. Then, only the embryo of the chosen gender is put into the uterus.

Cryopreserved embryos can be used in the future if there are any healthy eggs left over after the transfer. You can also give them to another couple, give them to scientists for study, or destroy them.

Select gender success rate

During the IVF process, intended parents can find out the gender through PGD, PGS, or PGT-A. With PGD tests, a fertility doctor can tell if an embryo has XX or XY chromosomes, so the process of choosing the gender is almost always correct.

However, some patients may not be able to make healthy embryos of the chosen gender because of their age, egg supply, or sperm quality. In these situations, Intended Parent(s) who want to choose the gender of their child can donate sperm or eggs.

This method works very well for choosing the gender of a baby, whether it’s for medical or personal reasons. It’s called preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) or preimplantation genetic screening (PGS/PGT-A). We know how to use all the methods used for gender selection, such as sperm spinning (which separates sperm into X and Y chromosomes), but the only way to be sure that your gender selection is 100% correct is to combine IVF with genetic testing.

Age Succuss Rate
20-29 77%
30-34 65%
35-39 48%
40-44 25%

 

How much does IVF gender selection cost?

How much does IVF gender selection cost

The price of Gender Selection changes a lot because it’s made up of a lot of different fees.  In the US, gender selection usually costs between $4,500 and $5,000, but it can be as low as $2,000 at some centers, like here at CNY. The price depends on how many embryos are being tested, though. The fees for sex or gender choosing are usually broken down into two parts:

Clinic sampling Fees: This is the cost of taking a sampling of embryonic tissue and getting it ready to be sent to a genetics lab for testing. 

Genetic Lab Fees: This is the cost that the genetics lab charges to test the fetal cells and find out what gender each birth is.

You can expect these fees to add up to about $4–$5,000, but at CNY Fertility, they are more like $2–$3,000. But, You should talk with your doctor to make the best choice.

Select gender in Iran

PGD is one of the most modern methods used by the IranHealthAgency to find genetic problems in embryos before transferring them to the mother’s uterus and to test oocytes that have already been fertilized.

In Iran, PGD is also used to choose a spouse and keep the family balanced. For sex selection, the cost of PGD in Iran is based on the number of embryos and the place where the treatment is being done.

Please get in touch with our team of fertility doctors if you want to know more about gender selection during IVF and why it might be a good idea. You can also call +989030549050 to get in touch with IranHealthAgency.

IranHealthAgency will always keep your privacy safe and value it. We will only use the information you give us to give you the goods and services you asked for. We’d like to talk to you about our goods and services and other things that might interest you every once in a while.

Conclusion

An important issue that comes up a lot is whether or not people should be able to choose the sex of their child before they are born. A lot of fertility doctors will do sex selection for reasons that aren’t medical.

It’s important to keep some moral issues in mind. Some people think that choosing a baby’s sex could lead to sex discrimination or gender bias. Others believe that choosing a person’s sex without medical help is an example of patient choice and reproductive liberty. If you have questions or worries about your baby’s sex or sex choice, talk to a doctor or nurse. We suggest Consult with your physician to obtain the most appropriate assistance.

Common FAQ about sex selection in IVF: 

Is IVF gender selection safe?

It is possible to choose the gender of a child through IVF, but some people think it is unethical to do so. Gender choice can be used for medical reasons sometimes, like when there is a high chance of a genetic problem that mostly affects one gender.

Are IVF babies usually male or female?

There are more boys than girls among babies born through in vitro fertilization, which is when an egg is fertilized outside of a woman’s body and then inserted back into her uterus. That’s because of a study that came out Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Can you request twins with IVF?

It’s important for doctors to make sure that these treatments won’t hurt the mother or the baby. Because of this, doctors and other health professionals do not recommend trying to have twins through IVF because it can be dangerous.

Conclusion

In response to the question, Can I choose my baby’s gender with IVF? The answer is yes, we arrived. This is good news for you. But you should note that this work should be done by the best experts. You can use the best experts at the lowest cost in Iran.

Click on the link below to learn how to do this:

IVF in Iran

 

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