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Complications of finding a doctor who supports genetic screening during IVF

| January 22, 2014

‘Now remember, we’re not judging doctors based on personality,” Solomon reminded me for the gazillionth time. I nodded. “We’re looking for the best treatment plan.”

We knew what treatment we wanted: full-force I.V.F. using Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis or Screening (P.G.D./P.G.S.), which genetically screens embryos before implantation.

Embryo screening costs at least $5,000 for one to eight embryos in the United States, but in Israel it would be covered by national health care. Except, we were discovering, most doctors in Israel only do genetic screening for a specific disease, not for repeated miscarriage or implantation failure or Advanced Maternal Age.

Read the full, original story: Finding a Doctor Who Supports Genetic Screening During I.V.F.

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