For some couples, gender is an important part in deciding whether to have a child. There are disorders that affect only females or only males. By having a child of a specific gender, a sex-specific disorder can be avoided.
There are also many couples who want to have another child, but have a strong desire to have a child of a specific gender. They may already have 2 or 3 children of one gender and want to balance the family dynamics or have a child with the opposite gender.
Through PGT, gender selection is possible. The Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine is one of a handful of clinics that offer the techniques, including IVF and PGT, for gender/sex selection for non-medical reasons.
Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) helps identify embryos that have recognizable chromosomal abnormalities prior to transfer to the uterus. PGT can be used for patients of all ages who have unexplained fertility, severe male factor, advanced maternal age and several failed IVF cycles with poor quality embryos. This procedure benefits families who have a known history of certain genetic abnormalities.
DIRM is truly a place where dreams, through science, become reality.