Disclosure of sex when incidentally revealed as part of preimplantation genetic testing (PGT): an Ethics Committee opinion

Clinics may have policies disallowing consideration of the sex of the embryos as a factor in selecting which embryos to transfer, choosing to use only embryo quality as selection criteria.

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Volume 110, Issue 4, Pages 625–627


Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine 


Clinics may develop a policy to disallow selecting which embryos to transfer based on sex and choose to use only embryo quality as selection criteria. Clinics may also develop a policy to use randomization to select those embryos for transfer if more embryos suitable for transfer are available than can be transferred.

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