Skip navigation. MicroSort, developed in by the Genetics and IVF Institute, is a form of pre- conception sex selection technology for humans. Laboratories located around the world use MicroSort technology to help couples increase their chances of conceiving a child of their desired sex. MicroSort separates male sperm cells based on which sex chromosome they contain, which results in separated semen samples that contain a higher percentage of sperm cells that carry the same sex chromosome. The technology ultimately enables couples to choose the sex of their future child by choosing semen samples that predominately contain sperm with the X chromosome for a female or Y chromosome for a male. MicroSort technology is a sperm sorting technique that provides couples worldwide a means of pre- conception sex selection.
MicroSort for Gender Selection
Methods Of Gender Selection - Sperm Sorting - IVF with PGD
Tree of Life Center is a Microsort sperm sorting clinic. Microsort is the only method for intrauterine insemination IUI gender selection. Many clinics provide sperm spinning by weight, also known as Erickson's method, but that method can not compare to the micro sorting technology. While this technology is not mainstream and not suited for every patient, there are particular cases where sperm micro sorting might offer the solution for family balancing. Very few places in the world maintain access to this technology, and we are happy to include it in the repertoire of our services. Since , the Institute has been an innovator in infertility treatment and genetics care and has helped thousands of patients worldwide realize their dreams of starting a family.
Sperm sorting is a means of choosing what type of sperm cell is to fertilize the egg cell. Several conventional techniques of centrifugation or swim-up. Newly applied methods such as flow cytometry expand the possibilities of sperm sorting and new techniques of sperm sorting are being developed. It can be used to sort out sperm that are most healthy, as well as for determination of more specific traits, such as sex selection in which spermatozoa are separated into X- female and Y- male chromosome bearing populations based on their difference in DNA content.
We do not offer this treatment. This page is for informational purposes only. MicroSort is a scientific method designed to substantially increase the chance of a couple having a child of a particular gender.