Gender Selection

Gender selection options are available in our Manhattan Beach fertility center

Advanced reproductive technology expands the possibilities for overcoming infertility with breakthrough therapies that can also improve quality of life. Preconception testing protects the next generation from inheritable genetic diseases, confirms chromosomal balance in embryos and enables family balancing through a clinical process called gender selection. Dr. Mark Rispler, the head of our Manhattan Beach fertility center, utilizes preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) for patients who want to choose the sex of their babies.

Our Manhattan Beach fertility center expert explains why patients choose gender selection

At Innovative Fertility Center, gender selection centers on family balancing. To help couples fulfill their dreams for a certain birth order, or the boy or girl that will complete their family, our Manhattan Beach fertility center expert employs proven preconception methods. Additionally, Dr. Rispler offers gender selection to help prevent parents from passing on sex-linked inheritable illnesses to their offspring.

How gender selection works

In the past, couples wishing to add a daughter to their household of boys had to roll the dice and hope for a girl. Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) now enables Dr. Rispler to determine the sex of the embryo before he performs the transfer, allowing him to place only embryos of the desired sex into the uterus.

The gender of any offspring is determined by the chromosomes from the male partner. A woman’s eggs have two X chromosomes, while a man’s sperm carries X and Y chromosomes, so consequently:

  • If a man’s sperm carries a Y chromosome and fertilizes the egg, the baby will be a boy.
  • If a man’s sperm carries an X chromosome and fertilizes the egg, the baby will be a girl.

Moving forward with gender selection

For patients interested in gender selection, Dr. Rispler will begin with a consultation. During this visit, our board-certified reproductive endocrinologist will explain your options for preconception testing and family balancing. Innovative Fertility Center has offered gender selection, or family balancing, since 1989, and provides this fertility treatment in conjunction with IVF and PGS.

Our Manhattan Beach fertility center team understands your strong desire to create, complete or balance your family. We partner with our patients to help them achieve their dreams for parenthood, including the use of gender selection. Contact our Manhattan Beach fertility clinic for more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rispler.

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