Queensland Family and Fertility Support

Narelle Dickinson, Clinical and Health Psychologist

IVF and Pre-implantation genetic testing

If you are going through fertility treatment, you have probably heard the phrase PGD, PGS or PGT (pre-implantation genetic diagnosis/screening/testing, respectively). But what does this offer you if you are undertaking IVF?  Does it really help reduce miscarriage?  What genetic abnormalities can be discovered?  Does it protect the future baby from further testing?

This article from The Conversation provides a pretty simple but clear description of what PGT can… and can’t do.http://theconversation.com/genetically-testing-human-embryos-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-debate-98057

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