Preimplantation genetic testing (PGS) and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) are genetic analysis methods designed to increase the chances of having a healthy fetus. PGS checks for more or less copies of chromosomes, while PGD looks for defects in a gene that can lead to genetic disorders.
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) allows us to avoid pregnancy and possible birth of children with genetic abnormalities and addresses:
- fertile or infertile couples with a history of genetic diseases such as Mediterranean anemia, cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, achondroplasia, etc.
- fertile or infertile couples with a history of recurrent miscarriages
- infertile couples with inability to conceive, as many studies claim that chromosomal aneuploidy is a major cause of infertility.
Sex selection is prohibited in Greece according to law 3305/2005, unless a serious sex-linked inherited disease is to be avoided