Gender Selection is a procedure that allows patients to choose the sex of their baby. Gender Selection is an inevitable by-product of genetic testing because the sex of each embryo is identifiable. The gender of an embryo is determined by the chromosomes carried by the sperm. A sperm can carry either the X or the Y chromosome. The presence of the Y chromosome in the sperm will create a male baby XY. When multiple quality embryos having different sexes are identified, you have the ability to request which sex is transferred during the fresh IVF cycle.
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Sperm sorting is a means of choosing what type of sperm cell is to fertilize the egg cell. Several conventional techniques of centrifugation or swim-up. Newly applied methods such as flow cytometry expand the possibilities of sperm sorting and new techniques of sperm sorting are being developed. It can be used to sort out sperm that are most healthy, as well as for determination of more specific traits, such as sex selection in which spermatozoa are separated into X- female and Y- male chromosome bearing populations based on their difference in DNA content. The resultant 'sex-sorted' spermatozoa are then able to be used in conjunction with other assisted reproductive technologies such as artificial insemination or in-vitro fertilization IVF to produce offspring of the desired sex - in farming animals but also in human medical practice.
The Fertility Institutes offers the highest standard of reproductive medicine. Egg freezing can free you from the biological clock to extend your age of fertility. Our clinics offer leading IVF Programs with expert fertility evaluation and answers. Advanced PGD genetic screening of embryos for over hereditary diseases.
Sperm competition is the competitive process between spermatozoa of two or more different males to fertilize the same egg  during sexual reproduction. Competition can occur when females have multiple potential mating partners. Greater choice and variety of mates increases a female's chance to produce more viable offspring. Sperm competition is an evolutionary pressure on males, and has led to the development of adaptations to increase males' chance of reproductive success.