Choosing the sex of your baby is a reality

Source: Arcanos

Choosing the sex of your child is technically possible thanks to advances in fertility treatments that allow doctors to create or identify embryos of a certain sex.


Source: Arcanos

Source: Arcanos

Yes, choosing the sex of your child is technically possible thanks to advances in fertility treatments that allow doctors to create or identify embryos of a certain sex. But today’s sex-selection options aren’t equally effective, affordable, or available.


Today, with the help of an innovative reproductive technique, it is possible for families with the entire basketball team of men to deliver a healthy girl.  Dr. Camargo, OB-GYN specialist, says that “today we have the technology to successfully select and separate sperm X from sperm Y, thus increasing the possibilities of choosing the baby´s sex.

A healthy couple that has sex in a regular basis and gets pregnant has a fifty-fifty percent chance of giving birth to a boy or a girl.  The Shettles Method proposes that there is a difference between sperm depending on its sex load.  This method suggests that based on the fact that male and female sperm travel and survive in the reproductive tract for varying amounts of time. So you time intercourse about 12 hours prior to ovulation for a boy and several days before ovulation for a girl. This is a very simplified explanation of Shettles.

Dr. Felipe Camargo, OB-GYN explains that there is no behavior difference between female and male sperm.  He continues to clarify that “it’s a myth that the sperms are faster or slower depending on the sex”. The process sorts sperm by male and female by a process that measures differences in the DNA. Then using an intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF) the enriched sample of sperm is used to help you conceive. About 92% of those attempting for a girl do conceive a girl, while the success rates for sex selection and boys using is lower at 81%. The pregnancy rate for using an IUI cycle is 15.6% and the overall IVF/ICSI clinical pregnancy rate is 32%.

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