Our Mission For Family Building
Your guide on the path to a healthy pregnancy
The Mission of Western Fertility Institute is to provide a supportive and comfortable environment utilizing the latest technology and equipment on the path to achieving a healthy pregnancy. The physicians are dedicated, talented, and empathetic to the needs of the patients and are at the top of their field. The support staff is available to assist patients during treatment with encouragement, emotional support, and reproductive counseling.
By focusing on patients’ overall experience and pregnancy outcomes Western Fertility Institute is setting the bar for ethics & standards in the industry.
Here are a few other reasons Western Fertility Institute sets the bar for family building:
We Strive to be a Center of Excellence
We believe in fostering a culture of excellence through investment in the latest technology to improve clinical outcomes, by offering innovative financial programs to help more people afford the cost of in vitro fertilization in California or other treatments, and by making the commitment to hire, train, and retain staff who are not only experienced but also passionate, loyal, and highly committed to patient care.
Our State-of-the-Art Facilities
Patients can expect a warm and
Our Success Rates
At Western Fertility Institute, we strive for excellence and to provide the very best in reproductive care and the greatest chance of conception. The dedication and hard work of our center’s team of excellent staff
We invite you to contact our team to see how Western Fertility Institute sets the bar for family building.
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.