• 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: towards openness' exhibition
    This ground-breaking exhibition explores the human story of donor conception is available online.

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

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’

To scratch or not to scratch?

December 2018

Fertility specialists constantly look for ways to improve the chance of pregnancy for people who use IVF and other assisted reproductive techniques (ART) to have a baby.

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To scratch or not to scratch?

New teaching resource shakes up Sex Ed in Victoria

November 2018

Victorian sexual and reproductive health education is undergoing a transformation with the launch tomorrow of new teaching resources for schools at the annual conference of the Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria Inc in Melbourne.

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New teaching resource shakes up Sex Ed in Victoria

Egg freezing: Does the reason for freezing affect the outcome?

November 2018

In the past twenty years egg freezing has been offered as an option to preserve fertility for women who are diagnosed with cancer and are about to undergo chemotherapy that might affect their fertility. This is called ‘onco fertility preservation’ (OFP).

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Egg freezing: Does the reason for freezing affect the outcome?

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