Publications

Author: Karin Hammarberg, Cate Wilson, John McBain, Jane Fisher & Jane Halliday
Journal: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
Year: 2015
DOI: 10.1080/02646838.2015.1015115
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Donor conception

Age when learning about mode of conception and well-being among young adults conceived with ART

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the age at which young adults recalled learning about being assistive reproductive technologies (ART)-conceived and the association with subjective well-being and parental relationship.

Background: The use of ART is increasing. Parents are encouraged to tell children about the way they were conceived when they are young. Little is known about whether age when learning about being ART-conceived influences adult well-being.

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Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Assisted reproductive terminology

The field of assisted reproductive treatment is filled with technical terms and acronyms. Here is a list of some common terms you may come across.

Author: Sam G Everingham, Martyn A Stafford-Bell and Karin Hammarberg
Journal: The Medical Journal of Australia (MJA)
Volume: 201
Issue: 5
Year: 2014
DOI: 10.5694/mja13.11311
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Surrogacy

Australian's use of surrogacy

Abstract

Objectives: To investigate the characteristics of parents and intended parents and their current and planned behaviour in relation to surrogacy arrangements.

Design, setting and participants: Members of two Australian parenting support forums who were considering surrogacy or were currently or previously in a surrogacy arrangement were invited to complete an online survey during July 2013.

Conditions for Registration for a Victorian ART clinic
Author: VARTA
Published: January 2017
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Regulation

Conditions for registration for a Victorian ART clinic

The Act provides that VARTA may impose conditions on the registration of ART providers if it considers it necessary in the public interest.  These conditions are regularly reviewed and are updated by VARTA where appropriate.  If VARTA believes at any time that the ART provider has contravened a condition of registration, or if it is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for suspension, it may suspend the provider's registration, either in whole or part.

Costs of IVF
Author: VARTA
Published: June 2013
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Costs of IVF

This brochure explains what IVF involves and what services may and may not be included in a clinic's fee per IVF cycle. 

In Australia, Medicare covers many of the fees associated with a cycle of IVF.  The remaining costs vary, depending on an individual's needs, the clinic you attend, and whether you have reached the Extended Medicare Safety Net threshold.

Cross-Border Reproductive Care
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Cross-Border Reproductive Care

This prompter is designed to help patients who have decided to undertake cross-border reproductive care to prepare, by providing a framework for considering safety and quality of care issues.

Domestic surrogacy arrangement legal checklist
Author: Kellehers Australia / VARTA
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Surrogacy

Domestic surrogacy arrangement legal checklist

For people considering surrogacy, it can be difficult to know where to begin and what to anticipate. Before entering into any surrogacy arrangement within Australia, there are key questions that each person should ask to avoid legal uncertainty and possible missteps. VARTA, in collaboration with Kellehers Australia, has compiled a legal checklist resource which should be essential reading for anyone contemplating a surrogacy arrangement. These checklists are modifications of the checklists devised and created by Kellehers Australia.

Donor conception register services

Donor Conception Register Services

Supporting people who are donor-conceived, parents who have used a donor, donors and their families.

This brochure covers:

  • What is the Donor Conception Register Services?
  • Changes to Victorian law
  • Who can apply?
  • Options available 
  • Registers' process
Donor consultation report cover
Author: VARTA
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Donor conception

Donor consultation report

The Victorian Government asked VARTA to conduct an independent consultation of donors who would be affected by any changes to legislation arising from the Victorian Law Reform Committee’s recommendation to allow all donor-conceived people access to their donor’s identifying information. The VLRC’s report Inquiry into Access by Donor-Conceived People to Information about Donors, was published in March 2012.  

Fertility & Assisted Reproduction Teaching Module
Author: Family Planning Victoria
Published: July 2015
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Fertility and Assisted Reproduction: Teaching Module

VARTA and Family Planning Victoria (FPV) have produced a ground-breaking resource, The Fertility and Assisted Reproduction: Teaching Module for the comprehensive Safe Landing sexual and reproductive health teacher resource, used nationally. Teachers will be able to refer to the module throughout primary and secondary school years, adding and improving on students’ understanding of the issues and tailoring information according to the capacity of students to understand. 
 

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