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Gender Selection

Happy Children


Gender selection has become a popular option for couples desiring to choose the sex of their children. HRC Fertility offers gender selection, sometimes referred to as "family balancing," at all of our Newport Beach location.

As a by-product of the genetic diagnosis, Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) allows couples to choose their baby’s gender by identifying male and female embryos conceived in a laboratory prior to transfer to the woman’s uterus. After fertilization, specialists examine the embryo for its sex chromosomes (XX for female; XY for male), and then implant an embryo of the selected gender into the woman’s uterus. As opposed to other gender selection methods for choosing the sex of your baby, PGD/PGS is 99.9% reliable.



Gender selection can help prevent the transmission of certain genetic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, Tay Sachs, Huntington's disease or sickle cell disease. Some of these genetic diseases are carried on the X or Y chromosome and are termed "sex-linked" genetic diseases. At this time, gender selection is not available using Microsort.

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