Would You Choose the Sex of Your Unborn Child?

Well, you can technically do that now… but do you really want to choose the sex of your next kid? Since my family and I are considering either an international adoption or a domestic adoption – and we are awaiting 24 hours of foster training next month – I say: “Yes. I do want to choose the sex of my next child.”

We’re hoping for a daughter.

We already have bio son Sam, 5 and a half. Even our dog is a boy – I need a little estrogen around here for crying out loud. Here’s the news:

HRC Fertility, a fertility clinic on the West Coast, announced today a new educational website, www.gender-baby.com, geared for parents who want to choose the sex of their baby for personal or medical reasons.

The fertility clinic site gives a thorough look at the various technology options available today to help choose the sex of your baby including a detailed description of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), the most common gender selection technology. “This Web site features some excellent videos from our team of doctors on issues like, ‘How gender is determined,’ ‘what is PGD,’ ‘how treatment and travel are coordinated for gender selection’ and ‘the future of gender selection,” said Dr. David Tourgeman.

He said HRC offers 24-chromosone screening and single gene screening for genetic disorders and uses a PGD screening technology to screen for genetic abnormalities before implantation during an in-vitro fertilization cycle.

“Recently, our team used a new PGD Technology for 24-Chromosome Screening and Single Gene Screening for a couple that carried the gene for Tay-Sachs; they now have a healthy, baby girl,” said Dr. Daniel Potter. “Our technology is flexible for gene screening and for gender selection and our goal at HRC is to offer a complete suite of services for all couples wanting to build the family of their dreams.

Readers: What do you think about messing with Mother Nature to this degree? Comment here!

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