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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

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Q: What is gender selection?
A: The process of gender selection increases the chance of having a female or male child, by separating sperm that bear the X chromosome (female) and those that have the Y chromosome (male), and inseminating with whichever sample is desired.
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Q: What is the sperm selection method?
A: Sperm manipulation as a means for preconception sex determination is carried out to increase the percentage of sperm of the desired gender used for intrauterine insemination or In Vitro Fertilization. This highly sophisticated and efficient modality utilizes our laboratories which provide with sperm specimens separated using their technology.
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Q: How does sperm selection work?
A: Sperm is put in a special test tube. The male sperm swim down, the slower female sperm are "out ran" by the male sperm. By capturing and using the desired sperm sex during this separation, the sex ratio of the baby can be manipulated.
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Q: What is embryo screening?
A: The new scientific advances offer virtually guaranteed results. Recent advances in the fields of genetics, genetic diagnosis, embryo biopsy and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) have opened up a new world of opportunity for couples interested in achieving a healthy pregnancy. As a result of safe new techniques developed to allow physicians and scientists the opportunity to study the genetic well being of an embryo PRIOR to it's return to the womb, procedures such as guaranteed sex selection have become a reality.
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Q: How does embryo screening work?
A: Employing embryo biopsy, couples undertaking in vitro fertilization (IVF) are afforded the opportunity of knowing the gender of each embryo prior to the decision concerning which embryos shall be returned to the womb via embryo transfer and which shall be safely stored for a later date.
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Q: What is IVF?
A: An egg is taken from the woman and fertilized with sperm outside the womb creating what is sometimes referred to as a "test tube baby". The fertilized embryo can then be examined and screened using PGD methods before transferring to the womb.
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Q: What is PGD?
A: Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis. A procedure to analyze the genetic makeup of an embryo before it is implanted. The purpose is to identify disorders and genetically inherited diseases (Downs Syndrome, hemophilia, etc) as well as identify the gender.
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Q: Do you accept insurance?
A: No, at this time we do not accept insurance. However, we will provide you with a receipt so that you may file a claim with your insurance company for re-imbursement.
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Q: Does shipping semen or sperm via other non-certified or properly tested semen shippers other than the BioTranz harm the sperm?
A: Definitely! Do not be fooled by imitations and ship your semen via non-certified or properly tested semen/sperm shippers such as those used to ship animal semen or other biological transporters. Do not take a chance with the health of your future child. Do it right! (See full article)

 

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