The Authority has responsibility under the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 to undertake public education about treatment procedures and the best interests of children born as a result of treatment procedures.
VARTA provides independent accurate information about fertility, infertility and assisted reproductive treatment in a number of different ways. Our event formats are designed to help you understand donor-conception as well as exploring up-to-date current ART issues.
April 13 - 17.
The theme for Fertility Week 2020 is "timing is everything". Fertility Week is an annual social marketing campaign delivered by VARTA, Your Fertility and its Fertility Coalition partners. Fertility Week aims to raise awareness of modifiable lifestyle changes that individuals and couples can make to improve fertility and the chance of a healthy baby. This year, we'll be focusing on the impact of age on fertility.
It's all about openness, honesty and how, when and why tell.
The Time to tell seminar provides tips on how, when and what to say to children, friends and family so that parents feel more confident about their story, and children can understand the unique way in which they came into this world.
Due to COVID-19, a date has not yet been set for this workshop in 2020. We will provide updates on this page in future.
Documenting the story of how we became a family with the help of a donor or surrogate
Knowing what to say about how your family came to be can be a little daunting. However there are many creative ways to start the conversation early. Come along to a fun and interactive workshop with other parents and learn how to create your very own personal family storybook to share with your child.
We welcome parents who have used a donor or surrogate to create their family. Individuals or couples contemplating donor conception or surrogacy may also attend.
Due to COVID-19, a date has not yet been set for this seminar in 2020. We will provide updates on this page in future.
The Twilight seminar series is a flagship of the VARTA event calendar. The seminar is an opportunity to hear from key researchers and reproductive specialists as they shine a spotlight on issues of current interest in the field of fertility and ART.
Due to COVID-19, a date has not yet been set for this event in 2020. We will provide updates on this page in future.