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In vitro maturation: Australian and Belgian scientists lead the way

August 2016

Last week, Australian and Belgian scientists announced exciting results in the field of IVM (in vitro maturation of human eggs). IVM has been around for some time. The breakthrough comes from the development of culture medium containing growth factors that make IVM 50% more successful than in previous methods.   

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In vitro maturation: Australian and Belgian scientists lead the way

The Zika virus: tips for couples trying to get pregnant

August 2016

Internationally, in Brazil and elsewhere, women who were infected with the Zika virus during their pregnancy have had babies born with severe birth defects. A big concern has been microcephaly, where a baby’s head and brain remain very small and fail to develop properly.

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The Zika virus: tips for couples trying to get pregnant

New donor linking resources available

July 2016

Videos of presentations and of the experience of panellists from the recent Donor conception: towards openness Twilight seminar on donor linking and changes in the laws concerning donor conception  are now available for people who were unable to attend the event.

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New donor linking resources available

New law gives all donor-conceived Victorians the right to know their heritage

February 2016

Amendments to the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 were passed on 23 February 2016 in the Victorian Parliament. The key elements of this legislation included:

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New law gives all donor-conceived Victorians the right to know their heritage