What is Gender Selection?
It is done by extracting a cell from the embryo with special instruments and then studying these cells. The genetic study inform us of the sex of the embryos allowing us to replace the sex that is only needed helping people to balance their families.
How is Gender Selection done?
- The woman is thoroughly investigation for ICSI preparation and to eliminate any known causes for failure
- An ovarian stimulation protocol is custom tailored for her and started
- Her follicle number and size and uterine lining is monitored by ultrasound and hormone testing
- When follicles and uterine lining reach adequate size another medicine is added to induce ovulation
- At a specific time in the hospital her follicles will be aspirated using a special needle installed on the vaginal ultrasound.
- The eggs are then fertilized with the male sperm and left in a special incubator which has the same atmosphere as the inside of a uterus and they are checked at a specific timetable to monitor the division of the cells.
- At a specific time the shell around the developing embryo is opened by laser machines and a professional specialist takes out a cell without harming the rest of the embryo.
- This cell is then studied for its genetic characteristics which involves knowing the sex of the embryo.
- At a specific time embryos needed are replaced inside the uterus using special catheters and under supervision of ultrasound while the other embryos are cryopreserved or disregarded.
- The female is then asked to perform a pregnancy test after 14 days to know the results of her operation.