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Gender Selection Costs
Whether it’s the concern of passing on a genetic disorder or a case of family balancing, gender selection gives parents the freedom to choose the preferred sex of their child. While there are many types of methods that claim to allow for gender selection, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is considered the most effective. The following is a breakdown of average costs if you are considering gender selection through PGD.
How Much Does PGD Cost?
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is necessary in order to use PGD; IVF also includes the use of fertility drugs. The cost of an IVF cycle typically averages $8,158. The medications for an IVF cycle cost an additional $3,000 - $5,000 on average. The PGD procedure alone runs an average of $3,550. In addition, the cost of embryo cryopreservation averages between $700 and $900, while the storage of the embryos costs $600 to $1,000 annually.
Are There Discounts on Fertility Treatment?
IVF with PGD for gender selection is not covered by insurance. But various financing options may be available. For instance, unsecured loans can cover the costs of fertility treatment and fertility drugs. Low-cost treatment plans and guaranteed refunds are available for some IVF cycles. When buying fertility drugs, there are some options that help cut down on costs. For instance, online pharmacies may offer discounts and often offer free shipping.