Family Balancing

Pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT) has emerged as the most effective method of sex selection. In the PGT process, the patient undergoes in vitro fertilization (IVF) to enable testing of several embryos.

A single cell or blastomere removed from each embryo is then tested to detect X and Y chromosome material. Only embryos of the desired sex are transferred, achieving up to 100% correct sex identification and selection.

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Family Balancing

Understanding Family Balancing

Sex selection is performed through the laboratory technique of PGS, preimplantation genetic screening. Through the laboratory process of PGS, individual embryos that are created in an IVF cycle can be screened to determine if they are genetically male or female. Then, only embryos of the desired sex are transferred back into the uterus. Any remaining euploid (chromosomally normal) embryos that are not transferred can be stored for future use. With the type of PGS performed for Family Balancing, called array CGH, we not only test for the sex of the embryo, but also look at all 23 sets of chromosomes, to help increase the chances for our couples to have a chromosomally healthy child.