How can IVF help Prevent Genetic Diseases?

At some point during lifetime, we will have a strong passion to have a child. Most couples (around 85%) achieve pregnancy within a year after their first attempt. So the definition of infertility could be the inability to conceive within 12 months. However, there are various infertility treatment techniques which are helping those couples who seek solutions in order to have a child. In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the important reproductive techniques which has helped millions of couples around the world and fulfilled their request for expanding their families.

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Genetic Disorders

Genetic disorder refers to a disease which is caused by a change in the DNA sequence. Genetic disorders can be caused by a mutation in one gene (monogenic disorder), mutations in multiple genes (multifactorial inheritance disorder), by a combination of gene mutations and environmental factors, or by damage to chromosomes (changes in the number or structure of entire chromosomes).

Some of the genetic diseases are hereditary and can be pass on to the baby from the parents, while some of them may be completely unfamiliar in the family. Theses chromosome abnormalities cause more than 50 percent of miscarriages in the first trimester. Couples in their reproductive years can have 3 percent risk of having an abnormal child. Babies who have are born with genetic disorders can face lots of physical and psychological conflicts and they have to deal with lifetime illnesses. Among the common genetic disorders thalassemia, Duane Syndrome, Autism, Cystic fibrosis, Spinal muscular atrophy, Parkinson and Hemophilia can be mentioned.

IVF process involves combining eggs and sperms in a laboratory environment and injecting the embryo into the uterus. The idea of treating genetic disorders by the use of IVF comes from the fact that it is now possible to detect genetic disorders in the early stages of insemination thanks to the technology advancements and eliminate any problematic genes in order to have healthy babies.

Couples who suffer from genetic disorders whether they are active or dormant have the risk of transmitting them to their babies. In these cases, they are recommended to use IVF plus PGD to make sure their babies will not inherit their genetic disorders.

How to Prevent Genetic Diseases using IVF?


Parents are always worried about their children’s health and try to ensure that their babies are safe and sound. Today by the advent of new genetic technologies, they do their best to prevent transmitting genetic disorders to their child so that the baby will have a healthy future.

As mentioned before, IVF can help couples struggling with infertility get pregnant and build their own families. However, by the advent of PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis), many couples without having any fertility problem turn to use IVF to remove the chances of having a child with a genetic disorder.

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)


PGD or PGT (Preimplantation Genetic Testing) is a process in which embryos are evaluated for detecting genetic defects in order to remove them and have healthy babies. These genetic disorders can cause IVF failure, miscarriage and birth defects. Disorders may include a missing or an extra chromosome in the embryo (like Duane syndrome), disorders in a single gene (like sickle cell anemia), or the rearrangement of genes which can cause abortion and birth defects.

Twins born trough ivf

Who can use PGD?

All pregnancies have 2-4% risk of being affected with a birth defect or genetic disorder. PGD technology tries to increase the chance of selecting healthy embryos in order to have healthy babies eventually. Couples who undergo IVF procedure may also use PGD because they may have severe difficulties in male partner fertility, recurrent IVF failures, family history of genetic disorders or mother’s high age. We have to know that PGD may decrease the risks, but it does not eliminate all of it, because it looks for known genetic disorders not all the affecting elements.

As mentioned before, many couples without having any fertility problem may use IVF to remove the chances of having a child with a genetic disorder.  The procedure can have a huge influence on those couples who are worried about passing on the genetic disorders running in their family, because the embryos are carefully evaluated before being implanted into the uterus so that couples do not need to decide for terminating the pregnancy in the future.

Doing IVF in Iran is one of the best options for your fertility treatment. If you are considering going through IVF+PGD, we at TebMedTourism Co, are here to guide you through the process step by step by introducing you the best genetic counselors in order to know what is right for your family and make you feel more relieved about your future baby’s health.

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We start our professional activity in medical tourism industry regarding the profound capability of Iran in both healthcare & touristic fields.

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