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Can I use PGT-A / PGS for gender selection?

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Answer from: Dimitra Christopikou, Clinical Laboratory Geneticist

Geneticist, Head of the PGT lab Embryogenesis IVF Unit Athens
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In my country this is forbidden by law as well as in some European countries it is also forbidden by law. Therefore we don’t report the sex chromosomes in our reports from PGT-A. So the gender is not indicated in the report and someone cannot discriminate and choose and make a decision as a patient based on the gender. The decision is made based on the normality of the chromosomes whether we have the number of chromosomes we are looking for and the structure we are looking for and the development of the embryo we are really looking for in order to have a larger chance of pregnancy. Gender selection is forbidden in my country, in any lab and in most of the European countries as far as i know.

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Do I get the results report with embryo gender indicated?

Gender selections term is also known under term of Family Balancing or Family Planning. This way of proceeding with creating family is rather controversial in European countries but still widely accepted in some parts of the globe.

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