HRC Fertility Launches "Gender Baby" – a Complete, Educational Resource to Assist Couples in Choosing the Sex of Their Baby

The advent of PGD technology and genetic screening allows couples to choose the gender of their baby.

Los Angeles, CA, September 21, 2011 --( HRC Fertility, the leading fertility clinic on the West Coast, announced today a new educational website,, geared for parents who want to choose the sex of their baby; for personal or medical reasons. HRC aims to assist couples with family building techniques by offering world-class reproductive services and technologies.

For thousands of years, society has sought to control their offspring – with stories of Monarchs who divorced their wives for producing daughters versus sons. gives a thorough look at the various technology options available today to help choose the sex of your baby including a detailed description of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), the most common gender selection technology.

“This Web site features some excellent videos from our team of doctors on issues like, ‘How gender is determined,’ ‘what is PGD,’ ‘how treatment and travel are coordinated for gender selection’ and 'the future of gender selection',” said Dr. David Tourgeman. “At HRC, we pride ourselves on fully educating our patient base about all technologies, possibilities and issues.” is a complete resource that features a Success Story section; ask the Expert area (answered by HRC’s fertility doctors), Methods breakdown – scientific and regular, International Section and a variety of educational videos and testimonials.

In addition to the, HRC offers 24-chromosone screening and single gene screening for genetic disorders. HRC uses a PGD screening technology called Parental Support™ created by Gene Security Network (GSN) to screen for genetic abnormalities before implantation during an in-vitro fertilization cycle. Parental Support overcomes the technical limitations of previous technologies to provide more comprehensive and accurate testing for patients including single gene testing.

“Recently, our team used a new PGD Technology for 24-Chromosome Screening and Single Gene Screening for a couple that carried the gene for Tay-Sachs; they now have a healthy, baby girl,” said Dr. Daniel Potter. “Our technology is flexible for gene screening and for gender selection and our goal at HRC is to offer a complete suite of services for all couples wanting to build the family of their dreams.

About HRC Fertility: Since its inception in 1988, HRC Fertility has been one of the largest providers of advanced reproductive care in the United States. HRC has three full-service in vitro fertilization laboratories and seven locations throughout Southern California, with offices in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties. HRC Fertility’s ten physicians have extensive experience in reproductive medicine. For additional information about any of the services HRC Fertility offers, please visit them online at or call (866) HRC 4 IVF (472-4483)

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