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How to Have a Girl and Other Burning Questions about Genetic Testing

  • How can I have girl? I have two boys and want to do gender selection with PGD on my next pregnancy. Or wait, is it PGS?
  • What is aneuploidy? My fertility doctor suggested I have PGS since I have had recurrent miscarriages.
  • PGD, CCS? How many different types of preimplantation genetic testing are there?

PGD, PGS, CCS : it's a real alphabet soup when you start exploring the world of preimplantation genetic testing on embryos. Essentially, preimplantation genetic testing can be done to discover whether an embryo has a single-gene defect, whether an embryo has normal chromosomes or whether an embryo is a girl (has the XX chromosome) or boy (xy chromosome).

we know the terms can be confusing, so FertilityAuthority has put together a primer for you. Click here to read: Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: The ABCs of PGD, PGS and More. And if you want to dig deeper, check out the following:

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Screening
What is Preimplantation Genetic Screening?
What Is Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis?
The Process for PGD and PGS
Who Is a Candidate for PGD?
Who Is a Candidate for PGS?
PGD/PGS Methods of Genetic Analysis
Are PGD and PGS Safe?
Miscarriage, Aneuploidy and Preimplantation Genetic Screening

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