Technology is increasingly used in all spheres of life, including in healthcare. In this chapter we summarize what is known about when and how technology can enhance communication in medically assisted reproduction (MAR) care and how this might improve the patient experience
FSA COVID-19 Interim Policy regarding postponement of scheduled RTAC audits in Australia New Zealand
FSA COVID-19 interim policy rearding the postponement of scheduled RTAC audits in Australia & New Zealand
Acceptability of screening for pregnancy intention in general practice: a population survey of people of reproductive age
Findings suggests that routinely asking people of reproductive age about their pregnancy intentions and advising those who are planning pregnancy about what they can do to ensure optimal preconception health would be acceptable to most people and may improve reproductive outcomes.
Applications to statutory donor registers in Victoria, Australia: information sought and expectations of contact
This paper reports on the information and contact sought by donor-linking applicants to the central and voluntary registers in the state of Victoria, Australia, which has one of the most comprehensive donor-linking legislative frameworks in the world.
American Heart Association ideal cardiovascular health score and subclinical atherosclerosis in 22–35 year-old adults conceived with and without assisted reproductive technologies
Is ART related with the association of American Heart Association (AHA) ideal cardiovascular health score and markers of subclinical atherosclerosis?
If you’re going through IVF, you may be offered a test to look at your embryos’ chromosomes.
Do à la carte menus serve infertility patients? The ethics and regulation of in vitro fertility add-ons
Add-on treatments are the new black. They are provided (most frequently, sold) to patients undergoing in vitro fertilization on the premise that they will improve the chances of having a baby. However, the regulation of add-ons is consistently minimal, meaning that they are introduced into routine practice before they have been shown to improve the live birth rate.
Men's preconception health care in Australian general practice: GPs' knowledge, attitudes and behaviours
Potentially modifiable factors can affect male fertility and reproductive outcomes, including smoking, obesity, and older paternal age. This study surveyed GPs' knowledge about, attitudes towards, and needs for promoting fertility and preconception health to male patients.
From Stranger to Family or Something in Between: Donor Linking in an Era of Retrospective Access to Anonymous Sperm Donor Records in Victoria, Australia
Through a thematic analysis of donor-conceived adults’ and donors’ Statements of Reasons – a written document applicants were required to complete when they applied – the article explores applicants’ motivations for applying, the information they sought, and their goals with regard to contact.
Assisted reproductive technologies induce limited epigenetic variation at birth that largely resolves by adulthood
This study shows evidence for specific ART-associated variation in methylation around birth, most of which occurred independently of embryo culturing. Importantly, ART-associated epigenetic variation at birth largely resolves by adulthood with no direct evidence that it impacts on development and health.