What Is Gender Selection
Gender Selection is the proactive process by which you and your partner get to choose the sex of your next baby.
Who Should Undergo Gender Selection?
You can elect gender selection for many reasons, such as family balancing, and avoiding gender-specific genetic diseases, including muscular dystrophy, a condition which affects the males only.
Here is what you can expect when you go in for a gender selection procedure:
- Sex selection begins by harvesting healthy eggs from the female partner. If a male offspring is desired, an “XY” combination must be achieved while an “XX” combination will bring about a baby girl.
- Using either PGD or PGS, our fertility clinic will also examine the health of your embryo prior to implantation. PGD is used to screen for problematic genes, whereas PGS tests the embryos for abnormal number of chromosomes.
- Healthy eggs and sperms are then combined in the lab.
- One or more embryos carrying the desired gender and that have been screened for the presence of genetic diseases are implanted in the female partner’s womb.
What To Expect
Gender selection in Dubai can be done by performing either Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) or, Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS). PGD and PGS are procedures used in choosing the gender before performing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Advanced reproductive technologies have made it possible for couples to ascertain whether their next baby is a boy or girl.