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UK Parents with Three Hemophiliac Sons Refused to 'Screen' Babies Using IVF
Gary and Tracy Woodward faced a difficult decision after their first son was diagnosed with severe hemophilia. Doctors told them they should use in vitro fertilization and sex selection to ‘screen out’ the life-threatening bleeding disorder in other children. ritish doctors can now ‘screen out’ genetic conditions in an IVF method called Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). However, the process involves destroying rejected embryos. The Woodwards refused.