More parents choosing to select sex of their baby, before it's conceived
POSTED: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 7:24am
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 8:22am
A some people dream of having a baby girl or boy.
It used to be those matters were left to chance. Not anymore.
A fertility clinic in North Texas offers to almost guarantee the sex of the baby.
Through in vitro fertilization, egg cells are fertilized by sperm in a lab and tested for all 23 chromosomes in the DNA.
Hereditary disorders, birth defects and gender can all be revealed, allowing the mother to pick which embryo or embryos to transfer back into her body.
One doctor says more of his patients want to select the sex of their child, and they pay between $10,000-$15,000 to do so.