At the Houston Fertility Center, we offer gender selection which allows prospective patients to choose the sex of their child. Dr. Sonja Kristiansen can perform gender selection through gender enhancement wash or genetic testing, so that only the embryos with the favored gender are transferred into the uterus. Our Houston, TX, practice utilizes the most advanced methods and has been providing leading fertility services for over 10 years. We can help you build the family you desire.
Common Reasons for Considering Gender Selection
Because every family is unique, each will have their own reasons for pursuing gender selection. The two primary motivations for choosing this treatment are:
- Family balancing: Some parents who already have a child of one gender may wish to have another child of the opposite gender. Sex selection can help these clients achieve the family dynamic they desire. In some cases, patients may have certain social, economic, or social reasons for wanting to have a child of a specific gender.
- Genetic disease: Some couples have genetic diseases that they do not want to pass on to their children. For example, hemophilia and muscular dystrophy are sex-linked disorders that mostly affect male offspring. Therefore, many couples with these medical concerns choose to have a female baby.