Why do parents choose sex selection?
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Why do parents choose sex selection?

Sex selection is an option for couples who want to:

  • Avoid passing a sex-linked genetic disease to their baby. For example, some females are carriers for over 350 X-linked diseases, even if they aren't directly affected by the disease.
  • Hemophilia and Duchenne muscular dystrophy are examples of diseases that occur with a recessive gene on the X (female) chromosome.
  • Reduce the risk of their baby having a disease more common in certain sexes. For example, a family who has a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) might try for a girl because ASD has a higher male incidence, and their chances of having another affected boy is 26 percent.
  • Choose the sex of their baby because of a personal preference. Sex selection might appeal to parents who have a child or children of one sex and want to have a child of the other sex, for example. (This is sometimes called "family balancing")

Different types of sex selection techniques

Beginning with the most accurate technique, here are methods of choosing your baby's sex: Fertility treatment: In vitro fertilization (IVF) and pre implantation genetic testing (PGT).

What it is

Infertility treatment is one way to try to choose your baby's sex. This safe and highly effective technique uses in vitro fertilization (IVF) and pre implantation genetic testing (PGT) in tandem.

Diet and ovulation timing could be very efficient, and it is recommended that families Use safe procedures such as natural, and non-invasive methods to achieve the wanted sex for gender balance.

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