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

Is ICSI better than IVF? It depends

June 2018

Research shows that IVF is just as effective as the ICSI procedure, where sperm is injected directly into an egg, when there is no male infertility factor. Cumulative live birth rates in Victoria were similar for IVF and ICSI in these circumstances.

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Is ICSI better than IVF? It depends

Can acupuncture improve chance of IVF success?

June 2018

IVF treatment is a last resort for people who struggle to have children. The treatment is physically, emotionally and financially demanding and only about a quarter of couples have a baby after one treatment cycle.

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Can acupuncture improve chance of IVF success?

Telling your adult child they are donor-conceived

March 2018

When donor conception was first practised, sperm and egg donations were made anonymously. Historically, parents were encouraged to maintain secrecy about their donor treatment. Time has shown that this approach may not have been in the best interests of the child born.

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Telling your adult child they are donor-conceived

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

February 2017

New donor conception laws were implemented in Victoria on 1 March 2017. This world-first legislation gives all people conceived in Victorian from egg and sperm donation the right to know their donor’s identity.

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

Upcoming events

Single mums’ support group

14th July 2018
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

Donor-conceived Adult Network

15th August 2018
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