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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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Infertility, grief and COVID-19

| Fertility and infertility
Struggling to get pregnant can be extremely stressful at the best of times. And now we have the additional uncertainty of COVID-19 in our lives.

Male age matters for IVF success

| Fertility and infertility
Most people are aware that female fertility declines with increasing age, especially after 35. And for those hoping IVF can help them conceive in their late 30s or 40s, unfortunately the chance of success is slim. But what about the age of the male partner? A recent study(link is external) shows it matters too.
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People don't mind their GP asking about pregnancy plans

| Fertility and infertility
The health of people before conception and when they conceive affects the health of their pregnancy and child. That’s why it’s important for people who want to have a baby to be as heathy as possible before they start trying. People wanting to conceive should aim to be a healthy weight, not smoke, limit alcohol intake, excercise regularly, eat well and avoid some chemicals to give their baby the best start to life.
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The proven way to get pregnant faster

| Fertility and infertility
Changes to legislation governing donor conception in Victoria mean that on 1 March 2017, the state’s donor conception registers moved from the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) to VARTA. From that date, VARTA is managing both the Central Register and the Voluntary Register.
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New regulations starting December 2019

| Regulation
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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How to choose a fertility specialist

| Fertility treatment
Fertility treatment is physically and emotionally demanding, and depending on your needs it can be expensive, so it’s important to find a clinic and doctor that’s right for you. You can ask your GP for advice about choosing a fertility specialist but you can also do your own research before committing to a doctor and clinic. Here’s some information to consider.

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