Taken together the use of mini IVF with reduced-cost PGS testing offers families the opportunity to attempt gender selection at a affordable price.
Please note: while mini IVF is less costly than traditional IVF using high doses of fertility medications to generate large numbers of eggs, the likelihood of pregnancy is much higher with traditional IVF. This is due to the fact that traditional IVF is likely to create many more eggs than mini IVF. Thus the chances of getting the “one right egg” are higher with traditional IVF.
Families considering the mini IVF approach need to take into consideration that they may need more than one attempt to match the success of the more expensive traditional IVF procedures. Nonetheless, mini IVF with PGS is a good option for many families.