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Deciding what to do with unused embryos

May 2015

Last week, VARTA’s CEO Louise Johnson and Senior Research Officer Dr Karin Hammarberg spoke to Penny Johnston at ABC Babytalk on the subject of what to do with unused embryos. The program was informative and sensitive to the complexity of this issue and is really worth a listen.

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Deciding what to do with unused embryos

How to talk to a child about becoming a family with the help of a donor

April 2015

After three years of trying to conceive without success Jessica Busuttil and her husband Phillip were told that Phillip had a condition called azoospermia, which, in layman terms, means that Phillip had no sperm.

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How to talk to a child about becoming a family with the help of a donor

What makes us decide to tell or not to tell

February 2015

Researchers at the University of Western Australia are investigating the reasons why people choose to tell or not tell members of their family and wider social network about their involvement in donor conception and are seeking participants in their study.

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What makes us decide to tell or not to tell

Victorian Parliament passes donor information amendments

August 2014

New legislation giving Victorians conceived through donor sperm donated before 1988 the right to access identifying information about their donors with their donor's consent was passed on August 21, 2014, and will take effect from 29 June 2015.

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Victorian Parliament passes donor information amendments