HI, I AM 39 YRS OLD AND AM GETTING READY FOR IN VITRO FERTILIZATION 1ST TIME, MY DR. ASK IF I WANT TO HAVE PREIMPLANTATION GENETIC TESTING ON AN EMBRIO BEFORE IMPLANTATION, WE DO NOT HAVE ANY GENETIC ABNORMALITY , I DO NOT WHAT TO DO, THE MORE I READ ABOUT AM MORE CONFUSED, PLEASE IF YOU HAVE ANY INFO OR ADVICE FOR ME, THANK YOU
This is from our specialty group the American Society for Reproductive Medicine ASRM Practice Committee Opinion Vol. 90, Suppl 3, November 2008:
"RECOMMENDATIONS: PGS (PGD)
Before PGS is performed, thorough education and counseling
must be provided to ensure that patients fully understand
the limitations of the technique, the risk of
error, and the lack of evidence that PGS improves
Available evidence does not support the use of PGS as
currently performed to improve live-birth rates in patients
with advanced maternal age."
Therefore unless you have known history of genetic abnormalities, PGD is not recommended and completely your decision as an option.
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