It is the process via which it it is attempted to increase the chances of having a male or female child, by separating sperm with the X chromosome (female) or Y chromosome (male), and inseminating with whichever sample is desired. It can also be accomplished sorting at pre-implantation of an embryo via PGD. It has been marketed under the title family balancing.
The most frequent indication for gender selection is "family balancing," when one gender is already represented in the family unit and the other gender is desired. However in other cases, indications may be for parents who are carriers of various genetic diseases who may want to reduce the risk of having genetically affected children and can choose to have babies of the gender associated with a less severe form of the disease.
Our success rate via gender selection using the modified sedimentation method employed at our Institute by Prof. Zavos is approximately 86% for male and 74% for female selection. Our statistics are among the best in the field of gender selection and have been employed by us for the last 25 years. Meanwhile, the success rate for gender selection using the IVF/PGD method is 100% for male or for female selection.
At our centers, we are totally committed in assisting those couples that wish to have the child of the gender of their choice. We believe that it is a fundamental right and no one should take it away from them. It is because of our strong belief in those basic principles and our total dedication in the field of reproductive medicine that we commit our know-how and years of expertise in assisting you, the patient and the parent to be. We employ methodologies such as sperm selection or pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), in assisting couples that wish to predetermine or choose the sex of their child. You may view the specifics regarding those methods or options below: