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thread: Gender selection using Superior Art in Bangkok

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Oct 2004
    Sydney
    221

    Gender selection using Superior Art in Bangkok

    hi everyone,

    I was interested to know if anyone has gone down the path of gender selection using PGD.

    As most know its currently not available in Australia due to the fear of people "playing god" and only selecting the sex of the child they desire.

    Well I have two beautiful boys and my husband and I know we only want to have one more child and we would love to complete our family with a little girl.
    Dont get me wrong if i was to have a third boy I would love it just as much as my other children, however seeing as there is an option to know that we can have a little girl then that would be something we would like to try.

    We have tried naturally using the Shettles method and timing etc. So far no luck and Im 33 so didnt want to wait too much longer.



    Working with Genea in Sydney the closest place to have the procedure done is at Superior Art Clinic in Bangkok. An IVF specialist in sydney works with you and in conjunction with Superior Art to obtain the result.

    Has anyone had this done or know much about it?

    Any advice or info or thoughts would be appreciated!

  2. #2
    Registered User

    Feb 2008
    on a journey called life, finding our way home
    629

    Hello, I would be very interested in finding this out aswell. I have 3 boys and we are only having one more and I would love a girl.

  3. #3

    Jun 2010
    District Twelve
    8,425

    The only thing I know about it is that it is very expensive.

  4. #4
    Registered User

    Oct 2004
    Sydney
    221

    I have looked into a bit and it will cost approx AUD $11000 for the procedure and related appointments etc.
    The cost includes 10 nights acommodation in Bangkok too.

    So not cheap, but a small price to pay in the big scheme of things if it allows you to have your family balanced.

  5. #5
    Registered User

    Oct 2009
    Bonbeach, Melbourne
    7,177

    Wow. That actually doesn't seem that expensive in comparison to say IVF, which can be close-ish to that, especially with 10 nights accom. Less than what I would have thought.

  6. #6
    Registered User

    Oct 2008
    Newport, VIC
    1,885

    Now I'm curious... I don't know anything about this.

    How does it work?

  7. #7
    Registered User

    Feb 2008
    on a journey called life, finding our way home
    629

    saramac - How did you find out this information? might do some digging into it. Thats if im not already UTD im on my TWW!! lol

  8. #8
    Registered User

    Oct 2004
    Sydney
    221

    The have a website and you can email them.
    They sent me some info and a costing outline.
    I think then you would be in touch with Genea ( sydney IVF) and they then get you started and guide you through the process up unitl you go to Bangkok.
    Genea works closely with Superior Art to monitor your progress.

    If you search on Genea website it has abit of info too.

    Foreva - hope you can save your self the $$$ and are UTD already!
    Last edited by nothing2lose; June 5th, 2012 at 02:42 PM. : removing commercial email

  9. #9

    Jun 2010
    District Twelve
    8,425

    That's each round of IVF isn't it?

  10. #10
    Registered User

    Feb 2008
    on a journey called life, finding our way home
    629

    I have emailed them. Thankyou for that information

  11. #11

    Mar 2004
    Sparta
    12,662

    AUD $11000

  12. #12

    Jun 2010
    District Twelve
    8,425

    I was thinking that would be for each cycle Onyx. So it could end up being much more than that....

    I wonder if the ivf part is eligible for Medicare rebate??

  13. #13

    Mar 2004
    Sparta
    12,662

    I doubt very much that Medicare would offer a rebate for a procedure carried out in BKK. Although they have had to cough up for the people who got condoms instead of breast implants from the dodgy plastic surgery holidays

  14. #14
    Registered User

    Oct 2007
    Caroline Springs
    2,341

    Just wrote a post, but will pm it to you for privacy reasons.

  15. #15

    Mar 2008
    Where dreams are now reality
    2,318

    I have looked into a bit and it will cost approx AUD $11000 for the procedure and related appointments etc.
    The cost includes 10 nights acommodation in Bangkok too.

    So not cheap, but a small price to pay in the big scheme of things if it allows you to have your family balanced.
    Not cheap, no. But only $11000 if it works first try.
    Last edited by Lily Dust; June 5th, 2012 at 06:17 PM.

  16. #16
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    Feb 2008
    on a journey called life, finding our way home
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    I have emailed them and they have replied already so will be reading through the attachment they sent. They are willing to contact sydney and organise them to look into it aswell. The problem is I dont think I could go to Thailand! im not a very well travelled person and to go to a country where I dont speak the language and its such a different culture just plain scares me.

    I just dont know If you could do it here I would in a heart beat.

  17. #17
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    Feb 2008
    on a journey called life, finding our way home
    629

    Just had a read through the email, and Its more closer to $20,000 after airfaires medication, scans and a couple of extras over there injections and things. It has the prices for everything. It also has the extra price for freezing extra embryos if there are viable ones and you may want more.
    Just thought I would let you know

  18. #18
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    Jan 2009
    A Pirate Ship
    3,627

    I was looking into this just a couple of weeks ago. The lady at the IVF clinic here told me that it was only a few years ago that gender selection was taken off the table in Australia. I wonder if there is a group or board or something that is trying to bring it back? While I was googling I found a website that organises everything for you and the price included airfares, accommodation and the procedure but it looked like most of the destinations were in America. While it was expensive I thought it was pretty good considering all that was included. I've just tried to google it again and can't find it though.

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