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PGD and Gender Selection


Gender (sex) selection at our Mexico, Beverly Hills and Sherman Oaks fertility clinics is available to IVF patients through preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).  Dr. Najmabadi and the team at the Center for Reproductive Health & Gynecology can use the latest technology to determine the gender of an embryo, whether the patient wants to know the gender of a baby for medical or elective reasons.



What is Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) For Genetic Selection

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis is a process where doctors and fertility experts can examine embryos while they are developing in an IVF dish.  After day 3 after fertilization, when the embryo has reached the 8 cell stage, a single cell may be removed and tested.  If the tested cell is found to have a Y chromosome, we know that the embryo is of the male gender before it is transplanted into the uterus.  This method of sex selection is up to 99% accurate.

Gender Selection For Medical Reasons

In some cases, sex selection is used to prevent a genetic disease.  Sex-linked diseases, such as muscular dystrophy or hemophilia, are inherited from the mother but only affect male offspring.  Other conditions, including autism and fragile X syndrome, are more likely to affect males than females.  With sex selection, couples can significantly reduce the chance that their baby will be born with one of these serious and potentially life-threatening conditions.

Gender Selection For Elective Reasons

Some parents strongly desire a child of a specific gender, regardless of medical indications.  These “elective” sex selection preferences are often based on the desire for what is called “family balancing”, when only one gender is represented in the family.  For example, a couple that already has three boys may desire a female child.

Contact Us For Gender Selection in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles 

Gender or sex selection at our Mexico, Beverly Hills, and Sherman Oaks fertility clinics is performed most often for medical reasons, though some families do opt for elective sex selection.  If you are interested in learning more about sex selection, contact us today to schedule a private consultation with an infertility specialist.


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Center for Reproductive Health & Gynecology

Sam Najambadi, MD

Here at the Center for Reproductive Health & Gynecology (CRH&G), we are committed to providing patients from throughout Los Angeles, California with comprehensive fertility treatments from our offices conveniently located in Sherman Oaks, CA Beverly Hills, CA, and Punta Mita, Mexico. We have an onsite fertility laboratory, enabling us to provide a variety of fertility treatments and services including egg freezing, in vitro fertilization, low-tech reproductive treatments, fertility assessments, and preimplantation genetic diagnostics. In addition, we are available to help you pursue surrogacy or egg donor services. Our strength lies in our ability to provide both the simple and the most advanced treatments.

We believe that it is important for you to be informed about the available treatments, procedures, and alternatives. It’s easy to feel nervous and overwhelmed by the complex nature of fertility treatments, especially with medical terms you might be unfamiliar with. We want your experience with us to be as comfortable as possible. Remember, understanding your treatment is essential to helping you feel that you are in control, rather than that the fertility is controlling you.

It is our goal to help you understand your situation and treatment options in terms that make sense to you. Some of the things you might want to know could include the purpose of a test, how and where the test is done, how it will feel, how you will receive your test results, and how much the test costs. You may also have questions about medications and the impact of the treatment on your schedule.

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Thursday 7:30 am to noon 

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