REPORT Kim Kardashian and Kanye West ‘only had boy embryos implanted’ during IVF

Kim Kardashian Selective IVF

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West reportedly didn’t take any chances with the sex of baby number two: According to a new report, they did gender-selective IVF.

“She only had boy embryos implanted,” an insider told Us Weekly, days after Kim confirmed they are expecting a son. “Kim would have happily taken a healthy baby, but being able to choose the sex is the cherry on top!”

According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the average cost of in vitro fertilization is $12,400 — and couples can expect to pay $5,000 to $8,000 more for preimplantation gender selection. The practice of gender selection is still less popular among medical professionals and the general public than testing preimplantation embryos for health defects: A 2014 study found that only 21 percent of adult Americans approve of using preimplantation gender diagnosis (PGD) to determine a baby’s sex. That’s only 2 percent more than those who approve of PGD for selecting personality traits.

Regardless of what the public thinks, Kim and Kanye are reportedly thrilled. So: congrats to them!

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