The Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality policy (Policy) states Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority’s (Authority) position on: • responding to offers of gifts, benefits and hospitality • providing gifts, benefits and hospitality This policy is intended to support individuals and the Authority to avoid conflicts of interest and maintain high levels of integrity and public trust. The Authority has issued this policy to support behavior consistent with the Code of conduct for Victorian public sector employees (Code). All employees are required under clause 1.2 of the Code to comply with this policy.
This Guidance Note is intended to provide implementation support to registered assisted reproductive treatment providers (ART providers) in Victoria to ensure a smooth transition to new laws relating to the removal of existing requirements to conduct criminal records and child protection order checks under the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 (ART Act).
In high-income countries, parental age at first birth has increased and this postponement increases the risk of involuntary childlessness or having fewer children than desired.
Practice considerations for patients thinking about pregnancy during COVID-19
IVF clinics are now open after a temporary closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. But in some states clinics are not yet operating at full capacity. You will also see some changes to your care.
Women aged ≥40 years, using donor oocytes had a significantly higher CLBR than women using autologous oocytes. The findings can be used when counselling women ≥40 years about their ART treatment options and to inform public policy.