• Understanding DNA tests
    DNA tests to establish a relationship or find relatives online are becoming more popular. If you are thinking of doing a test, or have already done one, there are some important things to consider.
  • Questions to ask your IVF clinic
    Not everybody who starts IVF will have a baby. There are some important questions you can ask to get a realistic assessment of your chance of success.

  • Considering egg freezing?
    We've compiled the latest data on egg freezing in Victoria and estimates of how likely you are to have a baby if you freeze your eggs in your 20s, 30s or 40s.
  • 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.

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

New regulations starting December 2019

December 2019

New regulations made under the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008, the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Regulations 2019 (the new regulations), start on December 13, 2019, and replace the earlier regulations which will no longer operate.

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New regulations starting December 2019

The proven way to get pregnant faster

December 2019

Knowing when ovulation happens is critical when you want to get pregnant because the window of opportunity to conceive is fairly small every month. Conception is only possible from about five days before ovulation through to the day of ovulation.

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The proven way to get pregnant faster

IVF with the lot may not be the best option

November 2019

IVF has come a long way since the first baby was born more than 40 years ago. In the early days of IVF doctors waited for the one egg that a woman releases every month to mature before they tried to retrieve it and fertilise it in the laboratory. Needless to say, the chance of a pregnancy was extremely low.

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IVF with the lot may not be the best option

No long-term effects of IVF on genetic make-up

September 2019

Since the first IVF baby was born some 40 years ago, more than 7 million people have been born as a result of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as IVF. Studies have shown that babies born after ART are more likely to be born prematurely and to weigh less at birth, and they have a slightly greater risk of birth defects.

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No long-term effects of IVF on genetic make-up

Upcoming events

Donor-conceived Adult Network

18th December 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

Donor egg parent support group

12th February 2020
The aim of this group is to provide an opportunity for parents who have had a child using a donor egg or who are considering this option to share Read more...
Donor egg parent support group