Pgd Can Increase A Couples Chance Of Conceiving Via Ivf

1872 WordsSep 19, 20158 Pages
The demand for PGD is constantly increasing with the global pre-implantation genetic diagnosis market estimated to be worth USD 31.9 million in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 47.4 million in 2018. North America dominates the global demand for PGD, and is expected to account for over 30% of the global market followed by Europe at 28% in 2018. Approximately 40 to 60% of New Zealanders will encounter a disease with some form of genetic component within their lifetime and genetic technologies have the potential to help many of them. With access to this new technology future parents with a 1 in 4 chance of having an child possessing a severe genetic defect have the option and opportunity to have a healthy baby free of that specific disease. This will give their baby a higher chance of survival. It has been proven that PGD can also increase a couples chance of conceiving via IVF. PGD has offered physicians and scientists, for the first time ever, the ability to examine far beyond the superficial appearance of an embryo. We are now able to examine the most important internal genetic code of the embryo as well. It was found that embryos of the highest quality may carry a genetic code that makes for a successful pregnancy. Also those women with multiple miscarriages or a previous loss of a child due to a inherited mutation can turn to PGD to prevent any past issues they may have encountered. Although the risk of a miscarriage is reduced possibly by 50%there is still a chance it

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