What are the ASRM's guidelines regarding gender selection?

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

The Ethics Committee for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has established the following guidelines:

Physicians should be free to offer preconception gender selection […] if the couples 1) are fully informed of the risks of failure, 2) affirm that they will fully accept children of the opposite sex, if the preconception gender selection fails, 3) are counseled about having unrealistic expectations […], and 4) are offered the opportunity to participate in research to track and assess the safety, efficacy and demographics of preconception selection.

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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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