Couples wishing to conceive a boy as a brother to an existing family of girls, might be advised to consider the Microsort Method. While no method of gender selection can guarantee 100% results, this method will give couples at least a 74% chance of conceiving a boy. The Microsort Method is available only through licensed clinics, so the couple will have to apply at one of them for the treatment. This is now in the clinical trial stage of development.
About The Microsort Method
The Microsort Method is based on the fact that sperm bearing the y chromosome, the male chromosome is actually lighter in weight than the sperm bearing the x, or female, chromosome. The y chromosome is quite a bit shorter than the x chromosome and contains less DNA. Using the Microsort Method, this difference in the amount of DNA can be measured and used to separate the male sperm from the female, giving couples a better chance of having a boy.
The sperm donated by the man will be separated by a cytometer and further refined by another process to provide a sperm sample that will consist predominantly of the desired y chromosome bearing sperm. Once this has been done, the woman can be impregnated by artificial insemination. As some couples may also be experiencing trouble conceiving at all, the refined sperm samples can also be used for in vitro fertilization. Another method, called intracytoplasmic sperm injection can also be used. This involves injecting a single male sperm cell into the egg, a process that is done in the laboratory. The fertilized egg will then be implanted in the woman’s uterus. [Read more…] about The Microsort Method for Conceiving a Boy