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Posted by: Kylie | 2007/03/13

For the Doctor please

There aren't any twins in either of our families, however we woud like to know if it is possible by any means to have twin boys?

Would artificial insemination be able t produce these results or fertility treatment?

Any info would be appreciated.

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Dear Kylie

Simple artificial insemination will in no way guarantee either twin pregnancy or both male fetuses. he only way would be to do an invitro fertilisation program with pre-genetic diagnosis of each embryo and replace only the genetically male normal embryo's.

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Posted by: helper | 2007/03/13

selecting gender - yes, at quite a cost. some fertility doctors think its unethical and will only do sperm selection if there is a genetic problem or for real family balancing (only for the opposite sex).

No doctor will willingly give you twins though - the risks of having multiples is high for the mother and baby. Its not something doctors do on purpose! It can just sometimes happen as a result of fertility drugs.

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