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At First Fertility we offer advanced gender selection services using MicroSort® technology. This scientifically proven method can significantly increase your chances of conceiving a baby of your desired gender. Whether you’re looking to balance your family or avoid certain genetic disorders, our expert team is here to guide you through the process.

How Does Gender Selection Work?

Gender selection at First Fertility utilizes MicroSort®, a sophisticated sperm sorting technique. Here’s how it works:

  • Sperm sorting: MicroSort® separates sperm cells based on their DNA content. X-chromosome sperm (for girls) contain about 2.8% more DNA than Y-chromosome sperm (for boys).
  • Fluorescent staining: The sperm sample is stained with a special fluorescent dye that attaches to DNA.
  • Flow cytometry: A laser detects the fluorescence of each sperm cell, allowing for separation based on the desired gender.
  • Enriched sample: The result is a sperm sample with a higher percentage of X or Y chromosome sperm, depending on your preference.

Types of Procedures at First Fertility

We offer several options for using gender-selected sperm:

  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI): A non-invasive technique where sorted sperm is deposited directly into the uterus.
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): Eggs are retrieved and fertilized with sorted sperm in the lab before embryo transfer.
  • MicroSort® plus PGD/PGS: Combines sperm sorting with genetic testing of embryos for the most accurate gender selection and health screening.

Gender Selection Requirements

To qualify for gender selection at First Fertility, you must meet one of these criteria:

  • Have at least one child and seek to balance your family with the underrepresented gender
  • Be a known carrier of an X-linked or X-limited genetic disorder

Additionally, all patients must provide recent negative test results for HIV, Hepatitis B and C, and syphilis.

“The MicroSort® approach is a rigorous process that requires a large number of motile sperm cells, depending on the assisted reproductive technique used after sorting.”

A sperm analysis that outlines the sample features will be necessary so that our specialists can estimate the expected results and the many steps that may be taken into account for each particular instance.

How Successful is Gender Selection?

MicroSort® technology has shown impressive success rates:

  • For girls: 90% average purity of sorted samples, 93% effectiveness in babies born
  • For boys: 78% average purity of sorted samples, 82% effectiveness in babies born

Gender selection techniques using preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) are considered the most precise methods for gender selection available today.

While we cannot guarantee results, these statistics demonstrate the significant increase in likelihood of conceiving a baby of the desired gender.

Why Consider Gender Selection?

People may choose gender selection for a variety of reasons, including medical and family balancing reasons:

Medical Reasons

Parents may want to check embryos before conception to avoid their child from inheriting genetic or chromosomal problems. This can help minimize the likelihood of sex-linked illnesses like Fragile-X Syndrome, which affects both men and women but is more severe in men. Parents may also wish to avoid genetic abnormalities that mostly affect only one sex, such as hemophilia.

Family Balancing Reasons

Parents may wish to balance their family by having children of different genders. For example, parents may desire their next child to be the opposite gender of their older children, or they may want their next child to be the same gender as a child they have lost. Other causes include cultural or religious preferences, as well as parents’ perceptions of their ability to raise one gender over the other. 

Gender Selection Cost

One of the primary reasons people consider fertility treatment in Thailand is the significant cost savings, which will likely reduce the total cost by around 50% compared to your home country.

The cost of gender selection varies depending on the chosen procedure and individual circumstances. During your consultation, we’ll provide a detailed breakdown of expenses associated with your personalized treatment plan. Factors affecting gender selection cost include the type of procedure (IUI, IVF, or IVF with PGD/PGS), medication requirements, and any additional services needed.

Costs typically include consultations, medication, laboratory work, and embryo transfer. Even when factoring in travel and accommodation expenses, many couples find that undergoing gender selection IVF in Thailand can result in significant savings.

Why Choose First Fertility for Gender Selection?

Experience: Almost ten years of experience realizing aspirations of becoming parents.

Success Rates: Compared to leading clinics globally and among the highest in Thailand.

Cutting Edge Technology: Cutting edge equipment at all times.

Customized Treatments: We recognize that every fertility journey is different, therefore we provide treatments that are tailored to you.

Affordability: High-quality treatment at a fraction of the cost compared with many Western countries.

Location: Recover in beautiful Thailand, turning your treatment into a revitalizing experience.

More than just a medical treatment, your fertility journey marks the beginning of your family’s story. It gives us at First Fertility clinic in Thailand great pleasure to be a part of your journey. We have helped many couples and individuals realize their dream of becoming parents with our combination of knowledge, empathy, and innovative reproductive technology.

Take the Next Step

Getting ready to set out on your path to fertility? To learn more about gender selection at First Fertility or to schedule a consultation, please contact our team. We’re here to answer your questions and help you determine if gender selection IVF or other procedures are right for your family planning goals.

Contact us today for a personalized consultation. The future of your family starts right here in the Land of Smiles.

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