Are there any risks to the mother or the baby with of PGD for gender selection?

By Zaira Salvador BSc, MSc.
Last Update: 09/03/2018

Firstly, there are no additional to women undergoing IVF but only those experienced by any other patient undergoing IVF, which include multiple pregnancy, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), pelvic infections, internal bleeding during egg collection, ectopic pregnancy, etc.

Secondly, as regards the baby, available data shows that pregnancy rates are reduced with each cell that is removed from the embryo for PGD testing. However, practical experience does not support this indications. Nowadays, embryologists remove a single cell from the embryo, so there is no reason to worry about.

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BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI).
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Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). License: 3185-CV.
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