Selecting the gender of the embryos is a legal procedure in USA and is very easy to carry out by means of an embryo biopsy, followed by a type of complete chromosome screening as "PGD-AS" (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis of Aneuploidy Screen). To do this, several cells are removed from the outer layer of the embryo. The next step is to vitrify (freeze) the embryos while the extracted cells are analyzed in the laboratory. In this step, all the chromosomes of the embryos(s) are examined, which in turn will allow the sex of the embryos to be determined so that patients will finally have a chromosomally normal embryo of the desired gender.
Is sex election of the baby allowed in United States?
By Mark P. Trolice MD, FACOG, FACS, FACE (gynecologist on Fertility CARE: The IVF Center).
Last Update: 01/15/2019
Mark P. Trolice
MD, FACOG, FACS, FACE
Mark P. Trolice, M.D., FACOG, FACS, FACE is Director of Fertility CARE – The IVF Center and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He is Board-certified in REI and OB/GYN, and maintains annual recertification. His colleagues select him as Top Doctor in America® annually, one among the top 5% of doctors in the U.S.
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