Family Balancing

Boy or Girl?

The Genetics & IVF Institute has long been a leader in gender selection for Family Balancing and for sex-linked genetic disease prevention. Family Balancing is the term for gender selection done for the purposes of achieving a more balanced representation of both genders in a family. For example, if a couple has a son and desires a daughter, or there is an otherwise unequal representation of both genders among current siblings, the couple would be appropriate candidates for Family Balancing at GIVF.

In these cases, gender can be selected by utilizing technology called Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), a technology that involves testing the chromosomal make-up of an embryo. PGD must be done in conjunction with IVF. Once the test results are known, only the embryo(s) of the desired gender are returned to the patient’s uterus, thereby ensuring a nearly 100% accuracy rate for gender if pregnancy is achieved.

For more detailed information on the process of Family Balancing at GIVF, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions

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