Events

Upcoming Events

Comprehensive Seminar for Pursuing Your Journey to Parenthood

Comprehensive Seminar – Pursuing Your Journey to Parenthood

Date: June 30th, 2019 – 11:30AM – 2:30PM
Please RSVP by June 20th, 2019 to info@westernfertility.com
Location: Sur Restaurant – 606 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Please join us for a comprehensive seminar on pursuing your journey to parenthood. Topics include IVF, donor selection, surrogate selection, genetic testing, gender selection, sperm washing for HIV positive patients, and financial aspects. Panel of experts will include MD – Reproductive Endocrinologist, Fertility Lawyer, Embryology, 3rd Party Coordinators, Egg Donors, Surrogates, and PGS Genetic Testing Laboratory.

We welcome any couple, regardless of who they love. Because coordinating In Vitro Fertilization with an egg donor and surrogate is a complex process, we provide couples a patient concierge to coordinate every aspect of their treatment plan.

Men Having Babies Asia – in Taipei

Men Having Babies Asia – Parenting Options for Asian Gay Men

www.menhavingbabies.org
Date: March 9th and 10th, 2019

Join us for Men Having Babies in Taipei. The conference and expo will provide Asian gay men with plenty of parenting and surrogacy options in both the United States and Canada…
Learn more and register today.

Past Events

Men Having Babies in San Francisco

The 6th Annual San FranciscoMen Having Babies

www.menhavingbabies.org
Date: January 12th and 13th, 2019

The Men Having Babies Conference will feature several new in-depth panels, including on insurance and budgeting, and a broader range of parenting options in the USA …
Learn more and register today.

Men Having Babies in San Francisco

The 13th Annual San Francisco Men Having Babies

www.menhavingbabies.org
Date:January 13th & 14th, 2018

The Men Having Babies Conference will feature several new in-depth panels, including on insurance and budgeting, and a broader range of parenting options in the USA …
Click here for more information

Men Having Babies in Austin

The 13th Annual Austin Men Having Babies

www.menhavingbabies.org
Date:March 3rd and 4th, 2018

The Men Having Babies Conference will feature several new in-depth panels, including on insurance and budgeting, and a broader range of parenting options in the USA …
Click here for more information & Registration

Men Having Babies in New York

The 13th Annual New York Men Having Babies

www.menhavingbabies.org
Date:November 12, 2017

The Men Having Babies Conference will feature several new in-depth panels, including on insurance and budgeting, and a broader range of parenting options in the USA …
Click here for more information

Men Having Babies in Brussels

When I was in Brussels, there was a great fear about the legal aspects of having children in a foreign land and their ability to bring the children back home. The advantages of surrogacy in California is that it’s very legal, it’s easy, therefore the patients are easily able to take their kids back home and receive legal citizenship in their own country. This is done on a regular basis.

Our 2017 WFI Christmas Party

Here’s a few pictures from events we’ve had during the year.

Happy Anniversary

Wishing WFI a very Happy Birthday and have many more years of success, Good luck & Joy!

At WFI, we will continuously strive to ensure our medical services bring the value and staff provide the best patient care to our patients all over the world!

The Open House

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Open House. We had such a great time sharing our new home with all of you.

It was a fun filled evening of eating delicious food, meeting new team members, meeting family members, friends, and colleagues.

That evening our clinic was buzzing with excitement. Introducing our new space to those we hold near and dear. Feeling proud about what we have and will continue to accomplish for our patients.

Here are just a few photos of the evening’s festivities. Enjoy!

Have Questions

If you have questions about third-party reproduction, as well as gestational surrogacy in California, give a team member a call at 888-261-4574 or contact our center today!

What is Sex Selection?

It is common for many patients to be curious about the ability to choose the sex of their baby. This is known as Sex Selection (also commonly referred to as Gender Selection). Through genetic testing, this is possible for our patients undergoing IVF at Western Fertility Institute. A  By-product of the genetic testing performed on the embryos called PGT-A allows for differentiation between male and female embryos since the sex of each embryo is identifiable by their chromosomes.

 

How does Sex Selection Work?

Sex selection through Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidy (PGT_A) testing allows patients to select the sex of their embryos with almost 100% accuracy. Our highly skilled embryologists will biopsy a single cell from the embryo and send it to a third-party laboratory for PGT-A testing. The PGT-A results will show if each embryo has the proper number of chromosomes as well as the prospective of sex. Embryos containing two X chromosomes are female, while male embryos will contain one X and one Y chromosome. This allows the patient to choose a PGT-A embryo of a desired sex for transfer.

 

Why Do People Use Sex Selection?

Patients choose to use sex selection as an option for multiple reasons.  In some cases, it can be used for medical reasons.  Sex selection allows for the prevention of sex-linked genetic diseases and chromosomal disorders. For instance, there are certain disorders, linked to the X or Y chromosomes, that have the potential to be passed on to only a son or only a daughter. In other cases, sex selection can be used for what is known as "family balancing". Family balancing is when the patient chooses a specific sex in order to fulfill their desire of a balanced family.  This can include choosing a sex based on a previously lost child, because they feel better equipped to raise a specific sex, or they want representation of both sexes in their family.