Gender of the child: now it is revealed thanks to a sample

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Marie-Ange Demory
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The news is from this summer, it will finally be possible to go back to sex of the unborn child already in the very early period of pregnancy without invasive diagnostic tests but with a simple withdrawal blood carried out on the pregnant woman.
Not just for the more curious parents who wish to find out if they are expecting a pink or blue bow but above all for those who are afraid of running into hereditary diseases diagnosable thanks to sex chromosomes.

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research coordinator Stephanie Devaney states that thanks to a simple blood sample taken from the pregnant woman from seventh week of pregnancy, it is now possible to find out if the fetus is male or female and therefore it is possible to detect any early ones chromosomal abnormalities.

The advantages are the early diagnosis in case of pathology affecting the unborn child and the harmlessness of the examination as it is not necessary to resort to invasive methods such asamniocentesis, totally excluding the risk associated with abortion.
This procedure is possible thanks to the presence of traces of fetal DNA in the maternal blood.

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The effectiveness of the examination is calculated as 95% at the seventh week and 99% at the twentieth week of gestation.
The risk is that in some countries the new technique will be abused for select pregnancy and interrupt it based on the sex of the fetus, without indications of interruption related to specific hereditary diseases.




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