Gender Determination and Gender Selection with PGD Method

Millions of people who apply to in-vitro fertility (test tube baby) treatment and who become mother and father by this method achieve to have a baby after their first, second or third trials. Having a baby can be considered as a big problem. But the interventions such as gender determination and gender selection are even possible through developed medical treatments and the PGD method. Gender determination, gender selection, and healthy embryo transfer can be achieved through the PGD method in the most preferred IVF centers in Georgia. Cells which receive from the embryo, by biopsy, that will transfer to the mothers through PGD method, are subject to genetic test and they determine how healthy they are. The embryos which are determined to be healthiest, which gender selection is done, and are fertilized by sperm, are transferred to the woman's uterus.

Diagnosis of Disease by PGD Method

By means, the PGD method, the possibility of the occurrence of chromosomal disorders, or many diseases can be predicted apart from gender determination and gender selection. Unhealthy embryos with chromosomal diseases, such as Down syndrome, are detected by the PGD test. The main purpose of the PGD test is to make gender selection with the PGT method and to ensure the formation of a dreamed pregnancy and a healthy baby by transferring the healthiest embryos to the mother's uterus.

What is PGD and how is it done?

PGD is an embryo genetic screening test that increases the success rate of IVF treatment and can be performed in IVF (test tube baby) centers.

  • PGD reduces the risk of miscarriage and ensures the occurrence of a healthy pregnancy.
  • PGD reduces the possibility of medical termination of pregnancy.
  • Parents can select the gender of the baby through PGD.
  • 1 or 2 Embryonic stem cells are selected among healthy embryos, they are subjected to genetic test after a biopsy and the healthiest embryos transferred to the mother's uterus.
  • Cells tested in genetic laboratories are reported according to gender preference and transferred to the mother's uterus successfully.

What is PGD?

PGD- Preimplantation genetic diagnosis is the determination of whether the embryos to be used in IVF methods have any health problems before the IVF method. The preimplantation genetic diagnostic method is used for parents having miscarriage risk and genetic diseases, and for pregnancies with the risk of chromosomal disease. Also, this method is used for reaching healthy results for pregnancies over 35 years old. After all the conducted tests and examinations, the transfer of the embryos formed in healthy conditions to the mother's uterus is carried out and the possibility of pregnancy is provided to be increased. The couple applies to the PGD method after unsuccessful in vitro fertilization methods. PGD is successfully carried out at Atlas IVF (test tube baby) centers located in Tbilisi, in Georgia.