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Gender Selection

Today’s technology can greatly reduce the risk of genetic diseases.

Advances in DNA testing for genetic abnormalities are bringing untold peace of mind to couples and aspiring single parents, especially those with a family history of genetic diseases and other pregnancy concerns.

Ferny can test an embryo before it’s implanted into the uterus, a safe and easy way to ensure the pregnancy and birth will be free of genetic complications. There are two types of genetic testing:

PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis) tests for disorders that the patient, partner or donor might be carrying, including cystic fibrosis, Tay Sachs, sickle cell, spinal muscular atrophy, and others.

PGS (Preimplantation Genetic Screening) focuses on chromosomes rather than genetic disorders, verifying that the embryo has 23 pairs. Missing or extra chromosomes can result in pregnancy loss or a child born with serious health issues.

Gender Selection is available to those who conceive through IVF and opt for PGS testing. After lab fertilization, we draw a single cell from each viable embryo to identify the gender, then implant one or two embryos of the gender you choose.

Planning a family today gives you more choices and opportunities than ever before. And Ferny’s knowledgeable professionals are happy to meet with you to discuss your fertility goals.

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