Gender Selection / Top clinic in Germany, Friedrichshafen

Gender Selection

Choose the Sex of Your Future Child!

Due to qualitative and scientific breakthroughs in assisted reproductive technology it has now become possible to plan the sex of the child in advance. Currently the modern reproductive science offers two ways for gender selection: sperm-sorting (including the laser assisted „Microsort“ technique) and IVF with the PGD technique.

  Gender Selection

The question is whether it will be a boy or a girl is especially important if there are the genetic disorders in the family. With the new method, parents can avoid transmitting the genetic diseases to their children. According to the latest US studies: Embryos screening used for gender selection helps to dramatically (more than by 80%) reduce the risk for miscarriages.


  • Such methods as Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS) and Screening for hereditary diseases through PGD technique help to define the causes of idiopathic (unexplained) infertility.
  • The number of extra embryos, which is required for preimplantation, can be reduced. This helps to avoid the risk of multifetal pregnancy.
  • Gender selection techniques contribute to family balancing issue. The technique of „Next Generation Sequencing“ (NGS) helps to efficiently plan your family.

The gender selection is still controversial from the ethical point of view, since it leads to more frequent termination of pregnancy. In many states (including Germany), gender selection is only allowed for medical reasons, in case the severe hereditary diseases are diagnosed in parents. Direct indication for genetic screening and gender selection such hereditary diseases as hemophilia, Duchenne muscular dystrophy or Turner syndrom.

Where to have the gender selection done?

The gender selection is allowed in the United Kingdom, the USA, Australia, Switzerland and some countries of the Middle East. More and more European patients give preference to centers in Abu Dhabi and Dubai due to excellent quality of reproductive techniques for sex selection as well as lower price for gender selection. Here is the comparative chart with average prices for gender selection in different countries.

Gender selection technique The USA The UK and Canada United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi)
IVF or IUI with Sperm sorting techniques (Microsort) from €16 000 – €20 000 / $18.000- $22.500 from €15 000 – €18 000 / $17.000- $20.200 from €8 000- €9 000 / $9.000- $10.100
IVF with PGD/ FISH or NGS from €22.000/ $24.700 from €23 000 / $25.700 from €11 000 – €12 000 / $12.400- $13.500
  • OUR TIP FOR PRICE REDUCTION: If you have any medical history or previous IVF treatments it will be better to bring the detailed medical report to customize the new IVF treatment accordingly. It would be a good idea to bring some laboratory test around: A serology test is needed unless you have done one in the last 6 months. The laboratory tests, made at a reliable clinic at home, will help to cut costs for IVF with gender selection by 20%.
  • OUR TIP FOR CLINIC CHOICE: Please note that the clinics in Dubai are dedicated to really transparent price policy (See the chart). Once the package is chosen all consultations, ultrasounds, hormonal blood tests, OPU, ICSI, and ET are included in addition to the PGS. Please avoid getting information from the forums and unprofessional sites, offering cheaper solutions.

Sperm Sorting for Better Gender Selection Chances: „Ericsson Method“

The state-of-the-art method of sperm sorting allows the specialist to the X and Y-sperm by use of centrifugation. The procedure has been patented in the late seventies by Ronald Ericsson. During the selection procedure sperm is separated from the seminal fluid and morphologically abnormal sperm. The remaining sample is centrifugated, whereby the Y-sperm move faster before reaching the bottom of the tube. After this procedure of gender selection the woman gets inseminated with the sperms of higher quality. After such an insemination, the chances of getting pregnant with a healthy child grow dramatically. The sperm sorting is successful in gender selection in 80% of cases.

Sperm Laser Monitoring with „MicroSort“ Technique(Gender Selection)

Gender Selection

Modern IVF centers implement the latest technology for sperm sorting, called laser analyzer of cell fluorescence intensity. This technique for gender planning helps to select the sperm bearing the X chromosome with the precision of up to 90%. The limitation of this technique lies in the fact that during this process, sperm count is dramatically reduced. The selected sperm can further be processed for

  • artificial insemination
  • in vitro fertilization
  • intracytoplasmic sperm injection
  • and preimplantation screening

As US studies of MicroSort efficiency show over 93% of patients who wanted a girl got actually pregnant with a girl. Patients who wanted to get a boy gave life to male babies in around 85 percent. Nowadays you can achieve higher success rate through combining the MicroSort with preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD/ FISH)

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a special molecular testing of the chromosome set of the embryo cells, conducted prior to the transfer of the embryo into the uterus. In addition to gender selection, the PGD research reveals about 150 hereditary diseases, which significantly reduces the probability of a sick child and increases the efficiency of IVF procedures. The success rate of PGD for gender selection makes up 100%.

Modern IVF clinics offer FISH screening - a modern form of diagnosis of fetal chromosomal abnormalities. If it is found that the embryo cells have extra chromosome or lack one chromosome, the embryo is not a subject to transfer into the uterus of a woman. The study can accurately and safely identify the risks of genetic abnormalities as early as on the 10th week of pregnancy.

Gender selection abroad: Your chance for family balancing!

Although Gender selection is not legalized in Germany, we are dedicated to helping patients from abroad to get access to this modern and useful service. The International Office of our clinic closely cooperates with the IVF partner clinics abroad, where the gender selection is performed in compliance with the latest scientific achievements. You have questions concerning the sex selection, please don’t hesitate to call us. We will provide you with all the necessary information, help to find the appropriate IVF clinic and help to get the closest appointment for visiting the leading specialist for gender selection. We are looking forward to help you to balance your family with a desired child.

Gender Selection

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Comments and questions

Emilie Wed, 01 Aug 22:41

I would like to have more informations about the two options of gender selection. I would like to know the cost of each one. I would also know how the procedure works because we are canadian and we need to plan our trip.
Thank you,

Michelle Gage Sun, 22 Jul 19:30

Trying to find a clinic near me in a Eschenbach in der Oberpfalz that does IVF and gender selection. I had my tubes tied 11 years ago and am researching my options for conceiving a baby.

gayathri Wed, 02 Мая 16:44


I would like to go through the gender selection process through your hospital.can you please provide me the details regarding this.I have already talked with you on phone and you have informed that, this is done in other countries. So,please let us know the details of the complete process and price details.

Ali Sun, 22 Apr 21:20

We have 2 girls. We want have boy with ivf - pgd, have you gender selection for BOY. PLEASE help and guide.

Jennifer Fri, 26 Jan 18:56

I have 2 girls, I want a boy child. We also have a genetic disease. Is gender selection possible? Which country in abroad do you work with for the gender selection?

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