TruCare Fertility Clinic, Lagos offers sperm sorting service. Sperm sorting is a gender-selection technique that improves a couple’s chances of choosing their embryo’s sex. A couple may choose this option to prevent certain genetic diseases or to promote family balancing.
Prior to insemination of the egg, sperm sorting separates X-chromosome (female) sperm from Y-chromosome (male) sperm, both of which determine the sex of the offspring. This distinguishes sperm sorting from PGD, in which a fertilized embryo is chosen for transferal to the uterus based on its sex.
The sperm sorting technique can also be used to prevent X-linked diseases (such as hemophilia, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, and X-linked mental retardation) that are most often expressed only in male offspring. By birthing a female child, a couple at risk for X-linked diseases may reduce their offspring’s chances of expressing the disease.
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