• COVID-19 and fertility treatment
    To help protect the public from COVID-19, IVF clinics have made changes to their services. Unfortunately this will create delays for some treatments including IVF.
  • Changes to our services
    We are currently operating at reduced capacity, so there may be delays and changes to our services in coming weeks and months.
  • Understanding DNA tests
    DNA tests to establish a relationship or find relatives online are becoming more popular. If you are thinking of doing a test, or have already done one, there are some important things to consider.
  • What you need to know about IVF ‘add-ons’
    In the last few years a number of so called ‘add-ons’, or ‘adjuvant’ therapies, have been offered by IVF clinics. But many of these ‘add-ons’ are experimental or have not been properly tested.
  • Donor legacy project
    Donors can now lodge videos, letters and other material on the Voluntary Register for their offspring to access in future.

DONOR CONCEPTION REGISTER SERVICES

VARTA manages the Central Register and the Voluntary Register and provides support for people who are donor-conceived, parents who have used a donor, donors, and their families.

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Latest news

COVID-19 update

March 2020

We are making changes to protect the health and safety of our staff, our clients and the wider community. VARTA is aiming to continue its normal service provision in coming weeks and months, however there may be delays or changes to our activities. 

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COVID-19 update

COVID-19 update for patients

March 2020

On 31 March 2020, the Fertility Society of Australia published new information for patients about changes to fertility treatment caused by COVID-19. 

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COVID-19 update for patients

People don't mind their GP asking about pregnancy plans

March 2020

People don’t mind their GP popping the question: ‘Would you like to become pregnant in the next year?’

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People don't mind their GP asking about pregnancy plans

Male age matters for IVF success

February 2020

Most people are aware that female fertility declines with increasing age, especially after 35. And for those hoping IVF can help them conceive in their late 30s or 40s, unfortunately the chance of success is slim. But what about the age of the male partner?

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Male age matters for IVF success

Upcoming events

Donor egg parent support group

Due to the current COVID-19 health situation this support group meeting has been postponed until the situation has resolved.    We are considering Read more...
Donor egg parent support group

Donor-conceived Adult Network

Due to the current COVID-19 health situation this support group meeting has been postponed until the situation has resolved.    We are considering Read more...
Donor-conceived Adult Network