Center for Human Reproduction
Infertility Specialists located in Upper East Side, New York, NY
Your baby’s sex depends on their chromosomes, and there’s now a highly reliable way to assess chromosomes before pregnancy. Gender selection services at the Center for Human Reproduction in the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City allow you to choose a boy or a girl with nearly 100% accuracy. Renowned fertility specialists Norbert Gleicher, MD, FACOG, FACS, and David Barad, MD, MS, FACOG, are ready to help with your gender selection, so call the office or schedule a consultation online toda
Gender Selection Q & A
What is gender selection?
Gender selection is a process by which you can select the sex of a baby before conception. Thanks to highly specialized new advances in the world of genetic assessments, gender selection can now help you choose the sex of your baby with almost 100% accuracy.
What is the method for gender selection?
There are several different methods of gender selection, but the Center for Human Reproduction uses only preimplantation genetic diagnosis with in vitro fertilization (IVF). This proven approach offers the highest reliability and success records, while other methods are completely unproven.
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis involves testing fertilized eggs (embryos) to determine whether they’re female or male with near-perfect accuracy. This method also identifies chromosomal abnormalities, including Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease, Huntington’s chorea, and many others.
When might I opt for genetic selection?
There are two main reasons for genetic selection: medical and elective.
Medical reasons for gender selection
Certain genetic diseases affect mainly boys, such as hemophilia and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and others, like Turner syndrome, affect only girls. If you or your partner are a carrier of a sex-specific genetic disease, you might choose the opposite gender.
Personal reasons for gender selection
There are many personal reasons you might opt for gender selection. Maybe you already have a child of one sex and want the other sex for family balancing purposes.
Or, perhaps you and your partner have always dreamed of having a little girl or boy. If having a boy or girl is very important to you, gender selection now gives you the power to make it happen.
No matter what reasons you might have for gender selection, they’re valid and understandable. The Center for Human Reproduction is here to help you make your wish into a reality with a successful gender-specific pregnancy.
How do you ensure successful gender selection?
In addition to using the most successful method for gender selection, the Center for Human Reproduction takes extra steps to ensure reliable results.
The team performs all services on-site, including egg retrieval, egg fertilization (embryo creation), embryo preservation, and embryo transfer to the uterus.
The transfer process occurs quickly to ensure the healthiest embryos for implantation. Your embryos never leave the premises, and this ensures the continuity of care you need for reliable gender selection and a successful pregnancy.
To find out whether gender selection is right for you, call the Center for Human Reproduction, or click the online appointment tool.