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We test the embryos: One cell is removed from each embryo on the third day of embryo growth, and that cell is analyzed for male/female gender (called pgs for gender selection). Two days later one or more embryos of the chosen gender is/are placed in the uterus. My patients also can opt to have the embryos tested to see if they are genetically normal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The odd is ~50/50 : There isn't a sure way to get pregnant with a boy or a girl based on day the week to have relation--there are some anecdotal report to suggest certain time of day favors girl vs boy pregnancy, but no conclusive research. The only sure way is to determine genetically is via insemination etc..Otherwise, your chance is just about 50/50 naturally--same as flipping a coin for head or tail. Good luck. ...Read more
What is the rate of success of modified ericsson method for gender selection. I want exact perventage for boy gender. Am lost with different answers?
No definitive answer: There is no definitive answer, and thus why you are "lost with differing answers." ericsson methods can never fully extrapolate 100% sperm for male or female, ...The layers of gender-selected sperm are of higher concentrations but not pure. This lack of purity explains the approximate 30% chance of gender selection failure of the ericsson method. ...Read more
Not good: Its not effective unless you do ivf with pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes, but: There are no natural methods for gender selection, that's all myth. Sperm sorting for insemination can reportedly shift odds to around 70/30 (from 50/50, ) although some experts dispute its usefulness. Gender can be selected by embryo biopsy at ivf, but in the us is usually considered inappropriate except for medical reasons. ...Read more
Choosing gender: No. As I am sure you know, couples have been trying to choose gender for all of history. There is no way to do this. Nature wins on this one. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes certain diagnoses are applied to more women vs men, and problems can be missed because our index of suspicion may not be high enough. For instance, heart attack symptoms may differ in men vs women, but both genders will be just as sick. Some doctors may also assume that women are "hysterical" rather than understanding they may have a complicated health problem. We have a lot to learn. ...Read more
Very accurate: Over 99%Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: All eggs contain only x chromosomes. About half the sperms have x chromosomes ; half have a y chromsome instead. If the x chromosome fertilizes the egg the baby becomes a girl ; if sperm has a y chromosome the baby becomes a boy. The eggs can not possibly influence gender (i guess they could if they had a choice whether to be fertilized by a x or y sperm, but there is no evidence this can happen). ...Read more
Can gender selection be achieved by ovulation calculator app like this one?
Success: Dr. Ericcson claimed 78% to 85% for boys, 73% to 75% for girls as success rates according to a website. ...Read more
What s the success of modified ericsson method for gender selection of boy. My gun said 85 %. Is that accurate. I want scientific and stat based?
Sorry...: The ericsson method has no scientific basis to back up its claims. No study has been able to show that it has any validity. The only way to be sure of the gender of the baby is in-vitro fertilization. ...Read more
Techniques vary: The urethra is dissected out of the penis and relocated. The glans penis becomes the clitoris to allow for orgasmic response; scrotal tissue is used to construct the labia and a "neo-vagina" is created. There are several extraordinary us surgeons who do this surgery routinely - and the results are astonishingly good! facial feminization surgery is a subspecialty of plastic surgery. Google wpath. ...Read more
Rate of IUI success for gender slection of boy if modified ericsson is used and insemination on ovulation day. Scientifically speaking not just claim?
M/F or Both/Neither?: Transgender= widely used term 4 ppl whose gender identity, gender expression or behavior doesn't conform 2 "norms" assoc w/the sex 2which they were assigned @birth. Cisgender= 4 ppl who view their gender identity, expression & behavior as consistent w/those norms. But these 2 terms don't cover the diverse ways ppl self identify in terms of gender -esp those who identify as both or neither m & f! ...Read more
What individual fetal measurement holds accuracy (represents true gestational age) longest in pregnancy (fl, ac, bpd, hc)?
Must use averages: I don't believe that any single measurement is most accurate throughout pregnancy. It is usually the averages that are taken. The most accurate measurements are actually in the first trimester in the way of the crown rump length in terms of predicting the estimated date of delivery. ...Read more
One Perspective: Gender-affirming surgery is literally life-saving 4some. According to 2011 report by nat'l center 4 transgender equality & national gay and lesbian task force, 41% of trans-identified persons in us have attempted suicide. (http://bit.Ly/14xr4ol) this rate is 26 x higher than corresponding rate in the general population. Consider the risks of any gender-affirming medical treatment in this context. ...Read more