If you already have a child and desire another baby, we offer sex selection services that allow you to choose the sex before you become pregnant.
What is Sex Selection?
Sex selection is the ability to increase the chances of having a child of a particular sex. The sex of a baby is determined by two chromosomes, one inherited from the mother and one from the father. These chromosomes are either X or Y. The egg from the mother carries an X chromosome, and the sperm from the father carries either an X or a Y. This is what determines the sex of the baby. If a Y-bearing sperm fertilizes the egg, the embryo is male. If an X-bearing sperm fertilizes an egg, the embryo is female. It is possible to have an abnormal arrangement of sex chromosomes; however, this is rare. Advances in cellular and molecular biology involving preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) on biopsied embryos allow us to know, with almost 100% certainty, the sex of the child before the embryo is implanted into the uterus.
We recognize that fertility-related treatment is deeply personal, and believe that your care should be also. Our commitment to a patient-centric approach extends to all of our services, which are entirely confidential. Our staff will release no information about you, unless so authorized.