IVF Abroad - Patient's Guide

All you need to know about fertility treatment abroad, costs, the efficacy of IVF procedures and – the most important – legislation regulating medically assisted reproduction in 8 European countries. Download 55 pages PDF guide now!

doctor looking through a microscopeThe procedure of Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis

Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a process that gives people with inheritable diseases in their family an option to avoid passing on the disease onto their children. It is a procedure that involves screening the embryos created by IVF.
It is a very useful tool in IVF treatments which is very helpful when previous pregnancies ended due to a genetic disorder or if you already gave birth to a child with a genetic disease.
Also if you have a history of chromosome abnormalities in your family. The type of the test you have depends on the reason why you want to select the sex of your offspring. Parents which carry inheritable genetic disorders can test the embryos by PGD and reduce the risk of passing these disorders onto the child.