ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF PRE-IMPLANTATION GENETIC DIAGNOSIS (PGD)

23 March 2017

PGD (pre-implantation genetic diagnosis) is complicated medical procedure carried out during IVF to detect chromosomal and genetic abnormalities in the embryo prior to transfer to the uterus. It is used to diagnose embryos that may be affected with inherited single gene disorders and to determine the gender of the future baby in case of sex linked genetic disorders or family gender balancing.

The main advantages and disadvantages of PGD are stated below.

Advantages

Disadvantages

Having evaluated the advantages and disadvantages of PGD, we can conclude that there is a clear advantage of using PGS since it improves the success rate of treatment. But this is only a recommendation, the final decision is up to you.