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Is artificial insemination with gender selection possible?

By Andrea Rodrigo B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 10/27/2016

In countries where gender or sex selection is allowed (e.g. the United States), choosing the sperm's gender is possible by means of "sperm sorting", in which case sex selection for AI would be possible. However, the effectiveness of this technique is low.

Gender selection is usually carried out as a complementary technique with IVF, as PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis) is required to analyze the embryos and their chromosomes.

 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.