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COVID-19 update

| Other
We are making changes to protect the health and safety of our staff, our clients and the wider community. VARTA is aiming to continue its normal service provision, however there may be delays or changes to our activities.

COVID-19 Update for patients

| Other
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.

Who is most likely to benefit from ICSI?

| Fertility treatment
A review of research by a team of American experts has shed more light on who is likely or unlikely to benefit from ICSI – a technique commonly used in Australian fertility clinics.
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Legislation to remove police checks passed by parliament

| Regulation
Legislation to remove police checks passed by parliament Starting from 8 July 2020 people will no longer have to have police and child protection order checks before starting fertility treatment in Victoria after state parliament passed legislation removing the requirement. The legislation, known as the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Amendment Bill 2020, was passed by the Legislative Council on 4 June 2020 and will come into effect on 8 July 2020.

Food for fertility

| Fertility and infertility
Studies show that a healthy diet can improve fertility and pregnancy health. But what does a healthy diet look like? Here are some hints from a recently published summary of studies looking at the effects of diet on female and male fertility.

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