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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To test or not to test embryos to increase chance of a live birth?

October 2018

The chance of having a baby with IVF depends largely on the woman’s age and after the age of 35 the chance drops quite dramatically. This is because, the number of chromosomally abnormal eggs produced in the ovaries increases as women age.

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To test or not to test embryos to increase chance of a live birth?

IVF with the lot, does it increase the chance of having a baby?

October 2018

People who struggle to have a baby often turn to IVF and this has ended happily for millions of couples around the world. But sometimes multiple IVF attempts fail to result in a pregnancy and sometimes women who achieve pregnancy experience repeated pregnancy loss.

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IVF with the lot, does it increase the chance of having a baby?

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

17th November 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

17th October 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