Resources

Fertility & infertility

Better Health Channel

Health and medical information for consumers, quality assured by the Victorian government.

Useful links

Better Health Channel - Infertility in women

Bettter Health Channel - Infertility in men

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BioEdge

BioEdge provides the latest news and articles about bioethics. 

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

BioNews

BioNews aims to provide accurate, balanced and timely news and comment on genetics, assisted conception, embryo/stem cell research and related areas. 

Birth notification form - Clinics
Published: April 2017
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Birth Notification Form - ART Clinics

 

This form is for registered assisted reproductive treatment providers to submit to VARTA's Central Register, information about:

  • the birth of a child born as a result of the donor treatment procedure
  • a pregnancy that occurred as a result of the donor treatment procedure
  • a donor tretament procedure where the outcome of that procedure is unknown.
Birth notification form - Doctors
Published: April 2017
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Birth notification form - ART Doctors

This form is for medical practitioners conducting artificial insemination procedures using donated gametes to submit to VARTA's Central Register, information regarding:

  • the birth of a child born as a result of the procedure
  • a pregnancy that occurred as a result of the procedure
  • each procedure performed.

 

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Surrogacy

Books for donor offspring

A comprehensive list of books in many languages to help donor parents explain assisted reproduction to their children: sperm donation, egg donation, embryo donation, surrogacy and in vitro fertilization.

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Breaking the news

IVF treatment can impose heightened sensitivities. Friends who achieve a pregnancy and want to share their news may be unaware that IVF recipients can be distressed to hear about other pregnancies.

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Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA)

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) works to ensure that Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care .

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Surrogacy

Brochure Order Form

The following brochures are available in hardcopy:

  • Possible health effects of IVF
  • Finding an egg donor
  • Finding a surrogate
  • Time to Tell
  • Thinking of using donor sperm, eggs or embryos?
  • Thinking of donating donor sperm, eggs or embryos?
  • Donor Conception Register Services

 

Published: July 2020
Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Surrogacy

COVID-19 Update for patients

Headline: COVID-19 update for patients
On 28 July, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced that all non-urgent elective surgery across public and private hospitals in metropolitan Melbourne would be paused to create hospital space for patients with COVID-19. 
 
As of 28 July, this announcement does not affect people going through IVF treatment. The government's press release says: "IVF treatments such as egg retrievals will be able to continue given the time critical nature of these procedures and minimal impact on hospital capacity".
 

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