Gender Selection Center
Gender Selection Using the Ericsson Method
The Ericsson Method of gender selection has been proven safe and effective and has produced over 30,000 healthy children. With a steady success rate of 70-75% over 20 years, the Ericsson Method has given thousands of families the children of their dreams. The method involves selection of only Y or only X sperm thereby ensuring that the baby will be of the desired gender.
IVF / PGD Gender Selection Technique
IVF/PGD uses cutting edge technology to select your baby’s gender. Eggs are removed from the ovaries and undergo in vitro fertilization with the father’s sperm. After cell division, only the embryos of the desired gender are selected and transferred back to the mother for the duration of the pregnancy.
This combined method of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) has a very high success rate and has been proven safe and effective.
Unreliable Gender Selection Techniques
The Shettles Method:
The Shettles Method is based on the theory that sperm containing the X (female) chromosome are stronger than those which contain the Y (male) chromosome. As a result, the female sperm will live longer than the male and intercourse 2-4 days prior to ovulation will therefore be perfectly timed so that only the female sperm will remain and will thereby be perfectly positioned to fertilize the egg. )gender selection technique, the Shettles method, theorizes that sperm containing the X (female) chromosome are stronger than sperm containing the Y (male) chromosome, so they survive longer. Therefore, intercourse two to four days prior to ovulation means that the female sperm are more likely to survive and cause fertilization. Intercourse close to ovulation should increase the chances of having a male since the concentration of Y sperm should be higher at the female’s most fertile time.
The Whelan Method:
The Whelan method also relies on timing but recommends intercourse four to six days prior to ovulation to increase the likelihood of having a boy.
Gender Selection Using Microsort:
The Microsort procedure sorts sperm in vitro using a laser light and then inseminates the woman with the desired sperm. Microsort is performed under FDA guidelines and is therefore classified as experimental technique.
Which Gender Selection Option Is Right for Your Family?
Successfully selecting your child’s gender begins with the right information. Schedule a consultation with The Silverman Center to discuss your family’s options, learn all about the various selection methods and discover which method of gender selection is right for you.