• The pros and cons of ICSI
    ICSI is an assisted reproductive technique where a single sperm is injected directly into an egg. ICSI can improve success rates for people with a male infertility diagnosis, but research shows it does not increase the chance of a baby for other people. Our brochure will help you understand what ICSI involves, including its possible effects on a pregnancy and child.
  • 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.
  • VARTA News - March 2019
    Read the latest edition of VARTA's newsletter for an update on what has been going on at the Authority
  • Donor legacy project
    VARTA's Donor Legacy Project has been launched. Donors can now lodge videos, letters and other material on the Voluntary Register for their offspring to access in the future.
  • Connecting with donor siblings: Helen's story
    Helen was conceived using donor sperm. Her sperm donor died before she was able to contact him, but she has since connected with her donor’s son and with other donor-siblings through the Voluntary Register.

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

IVF clinics improve their success rate information

April 2019

Fertility clinics in Australia and New Zealand are improving the way they present success rates but there is still room for improvement, our latest annual audit has found.

In 2018, a VARTA audit of 24 clinic websites showed the average score had improved from 5.54/9 in 2017 to 6.33/9 in 2018.

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IVF clinics improve their success rate information

Good news! Adults born after IVF are as healthy as others

April 2019

IVF has been around for more than 40 years, creating more than five million people worldwide. Because IVF involves mixing eggs and sperm and making embryos in the lab, questions have been raised about whether it might affect the long-term health of people born after IVF.

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Good news! Adults born after IVF are as healthy as others

To scratch or not to scratch?

April 2019

If you are having IVF treatment, your fertility specialist may discuss endometrial scratching with you. A 2015 survey found that 83 per cent of fertility specialists in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom were offering it to women at the time.

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To scratch or not to scratch?

What you need to know about IVF ‘add-ons’

March 2019

Fertility specialists are constantly looking for ways to improve your chance of getting pregnant through IVF or other assisted reproductive techniques (ART) to have a baby. In the last few years a number of so called ‘add-ons’, or ‘adjuvant’ therapies, have been offered by IVF clinics.

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What you need to know about IVF ‘add-ons’

Upcoming events

Donor-conceived Adult Network

17th April 2019
This group facilitates talking, sharing, thinking, listening, and provides an opportunity to mix with other donor-conceived adults. Who facilitates Read more...
Donor-conceived Adult Network

Single mums’ support group

27th April 2019
This group facilitates talking, sharing, thinking, listening, and provides an opportunity to mix with other solo mums and their donor conceived Read more...
Single mums’ support group