Question regarding Sperm sort (Ericsson or gradient method)

I was to ask the embryologist: in order to have a successful IUI for gender selection, is it possible to have multiple sperm sample collected (say over the course of a week) and then have the sperm sort (gradient method) done on them a few times i.e. separate first time, then take the layer containing most of the desired sex and separate again one or two times, until you have a final sort sample that hopefully contains majority sperm cells of desired gender?

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It is illegal for UK licenced clinics to provide treatment which selects your baby's gender, unless there's a good medical reason for it, such as, if you have a serious genetic condition that you risk passing on to your children.