What is Gender Selection for Family Balancing?
Some families wish to choose the gender of their child. They may want to do so to ensure a balanced representation of the sexes, or for any other reason. Today, couples undergoing IVF can screen embryos to determine their sex, and transfer only those with the desired sex into the uterus for implantation. Family balancing uses pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS), a technology that tests the chromosomal makeup of an embryo. Embryos can be screened with nearly 100% accuracy, so if you are successful in becoming pregnant, you can plan for your child’s birth with complete confidence.