Sex selection boys or girls (PGD)
Gender or sex selection / Family planning:
IVF + Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is an excellent tool to choose the sex of the embryo before uterine embryo transfer. 3 or 5 days after fertilization in the IVF lab a cell biopsy is done from each embryo using laser and under a special microscope. It is 99% precise in detecting the gender of the embryo. After the embryo biopsy, a chromosome study will be done on the Y and X chromosomes to determine the exact sex, a boy or a girl.
The women will start on the 2nd or 3rd day of the period injections for about 8 - 12 days before making the egg retrieval and fertilization. The embryo transfer of the desired embryos depending on their sex will be done on day 5 after the fertilization. The embryos that were not transferred could be frozen for later use or if not frozen they will stop growing on day 5 - 7 because the embryos cannot live in the culture media of the IVF Lab more than that.