Genetic screening of embryos raises questions related to possible sex or gender selection. Some single gene disorders affect only males, for example hemophilia. Scientists have identified 200 disorders that are passed only by gender, and selection of embryos based on their gender may prevent those diseases.
Family balancing is offered for couples who desire a child of a certain gender. Gender selection requires IVF, biopsy of embryos, freezing of embryos, testing by a nationally renowned lab. Once tested, the embryos can be replaced in a subsequent treatment cycle.
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