Publications

Published: June 2018
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Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Surrogacy

Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT)

Among embryos created in a laboratory some have too many and some have too few chromosomes. This is called aneuploidy.  Embryos can also have genetic defects which can cause health problems in a child. Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) is used to select embryos with the right number of chromosomes and those that do not have defective genes. There are two types of PGT:

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Regulation

Regulator Plan

Telling about donor assisted conception
Author: Infertility Treatment Authority
Published: April 2006
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Donor conception

Telling about donor assisted conception

This report from the Infertility Treatment Authority, Victoria, presents results of interviews conducted with donor-conceived adults, parents who are recipients of donated sperm or eggs, an egg donor, and infertility counsellors; 34 people in all. Discussion focused on telling donor-conceived people about their conception and resources that would assist parents and donor-conceived people to manage the information.

Telling it your way - book cover
Author: Magie Kirkman, Doreen Rosenthal, Louise Johnson
Published: August 2007
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Donor conception

Telling it your way

A guide for parents of donor-conceived adolescents.

Author: Dr Fiona Kelly, Associate Professor in Law at La Trobe University, and Dr Deborah Dempsey, Associate Professor in Sociology at Swinburne University of Technology
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Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Donor conception register services

The History of Donor Conception Records in Victoria

The History of Donor Conception Records in Victoria  was prepared for VARTA by Dr Fiona Kelly, Associate Professor in Law at La Trobe University, and Dr Deborah Dempsey, Associate Professor in Sociology at Swinburne University of Technology. The report was supported by the Victorian Government.

Author: Chief Judge John Pascoe
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Surrogacy, Regulation

The child's right to know and family law orders

His Honour Chief Judge John Pascoe presented the 2016 Louis Waller Lecture on the topic The child's right to know and family law orders. This document is a transcript of the speech.

The pros and cons of pre-implantation genetic testing of aneuploidy (PGT-A) brochure
Author: VARTA
Published: July 2019
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

The pros and cons of pre-implantation genetic testing of aneuploidy (PGT-A)

This brochure is intended as a general introduction to preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A): what it is, how it is done and advantanges and disadvantages of doing PGT-A.  It should not be seen as a substitute for advice from doctors or other health professionals. Information contained in this brochure was correct at the time of writing however as PGT-A is a rapidly advancing technology it is important to check information with your fertility specialist.

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception

Thinking of donating sperm, eggs or embryos?

This brochure covers:

  • The implications of donating sperm,eggs or embryos
  • What are donors’ rights and responsibilities?
Donor conception

Thinking of using donor sperm, eggs or embryos?

This brochure covers:

  • The implications of having a child using donor sperm, eggs or embryos
  • What are your rights and responsibilities as a parent?
Author: VARTA
Published: October 2016
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Donor conception

Time to tell

We're here to help you talk to your donor-conceived children about how you became a family.

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