There are many reasons a parent may want to select the gender of their child, from family balancing to reducing the risk of sex-linked disorders.
Gender selection through genetic testing allows parents to pick the sex of an embryo and screen for abnormalities.
Dr. Marc Kalan and Dr. Nurit Winkler in Encino, CA, are double board certified and can help increase your chance of a healthy pregnancy.
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IVF and gender selection at Los Angeles Reproductive Center can help increase your chances of a successful pregnancy and healthy baby. Our fertility clinics in Encino and Bakersfield provide the latest in fertility testing and treatments to help increase your chances of a successful pregnancy. Dr. Marc Kalan, Dr. Nurit Winkler, and the support team offer compassionate care and financing options to help patients achieve their dreams of growing their families.
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The IVF and PGS Treatment Process
The current gender selection process also includes an assessment of the other 44 chromosomes. This checks for the sex of an embryo as well as the embryo's genetics and health.
What About Other Gender Selection Methods?
In the past, other sex selection methods have been performed to determine which sperm carries an X or Y chromosome. These previous methods include sperm spinning, density gradient applications, and laser identification.
However, these methods have proven to be unreliable and are not approved by the FDA. While there are differences in size and weight of the chromosomes of the X and Y sperm, these differences are too small to accurately detect.
IVF with PGS is the only reliable and proven form of gender selection.
Is Gender Selection Right For Me?
Our fertility doctors can determine if gender selection is beneficial for you and your family.
Gender selection may be right for you based on your family history and health concerns. For instance, patients with a history of gender-linked disorders can reduce their risk of passing on the disorder to their offspring through gender selection.
However, each patient's reason for choosing sex selection is different. Since PGS is such a case-by-case decision with so many variables, it's worth a visit to our fertility centers in Encino and Bakersfield to discuss this option.
As part of your treatment at Los Angeles Reproductive Center, our fertility specialists will guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. By working together, we can determine if sex selection makes sense for you.
IVF and PGS Costs
Some insurance plans and providers cover some or all of the costs of treatments. This varies by plan and provider, but we will help you determine if your treatment may be covered.
Number of Cycles
The number of cycles you need to successfully become pregnant will also impact your overall IVF costs.
Payment Options Available
We offer payment options and treatment packages to help make this goal more financially attainable to more patients. Our financial department helps patients of all socio-economic backgrounds afford treatment.
"I’m so grateful that I found this place and that after my second IUI, I became pregnant. Thank you to Dr. Kalan, Dr. Winkler, and Nurse Kimberly for your expertise, care, and kindness. I’m blessed to be expecting a baby boy next year. Thanks again for all that you do Robyn Elizabeth