Family balancing is a term for sex selection done for the purposes of achieving a more balanced representation of both sexes in a family or for sex-linked genetic disease prevention.

Main Line Fertility is able to offer family balancing utilizing a technology called preimplantation genetic testing (PGT), a technology that involves testing the chromosomal make-up of an embryo. PGT must be done in conjunction with IVF. Once the test results are known, only the embryo(s) of the desired sex are returned to the patient’s uterus, thereby ensuring a nearly 100% accuracy rate for sex if pregnancy is achieved.

For more information about family balancing, please contact our patient care advocate.