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Published: June 2020
Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

COVID-19 update for patients

Headline: COVID-19 update for patients

Due to COVID-19, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services is reviewing its guidance to hospitals regarding elective surgery capacity each month. As of June 1, day procedure centres and hospitals in Victoria can commence 75 per cent of their elective surgery capacity, which includes clinic egg pick up procedures for IVF treatment, provided they have sufficient personal protective equipment. 

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Fertility & infertility

Can I still have children?

“Can I still have children?”, The Royal Women’s Hospital. There are versions of this free book for males and females. The book provides information and fertility options for those with cancer having chemotherapy and radiotherapy. 

For a copy of the publication contact rwh.publications@thewomens

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

Can acupuncture improve chance of IVF success?

Headline: Can acupuncture improve chance of IVF success?

IVF treatment is a last resort for people who struggle to have children. The treatment is physically, emotionally and financially demanding and only about a quarter of couples have a baby after one treatment cycle.

In an attempt to increase IVF success among patients, researchers from Western Sydney University ran a study using acupuncture around the time of hormone stimulation and again at the time of embryo transfer.

Fertility & infertility

Cancer Council Australia

This website provides information and support for those with infertility or sub-fertility as a side-effect of cancer treatment of AYA cancers. 

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

Creating a family storybook

A family storybook is a book or movie displaying information concerning how your family was created, presented in a child-friendly format.A family storybook is a book or movie displaying information concerning how your family was created, presented in a child-friendly format.

Published: October 2014
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Fertility & infertility

Egg freezing offers women more reproductive options, but information the key

Egg freezing for social reasons means that women have more reproductive options than ever before, according to arguments presented at the 2014 Louis Waller lecture held by the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) in Melbourne last night.

But it is essential that women are fully informed about the realities of their reproductive choices so that they can make the best decisions for their circumstances.

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

Egg freezing: Does the reason for freezing affect the outcome?

Headline: Egg freezing: Does the reason for freezing affect the outcome?

In the past twenty years egg freezing has been offered as an option to preserve fertility for women who are diagnosed with cancer and are about to undergo chemotherapy that might affect their fertility. This is called ‘onco fertility preservation’ (OFP). Advances in egg freezing techniques in the last ten years have improved the chance of having a baby from frozen eggs.  As a result, more and more women around the world now turn to egg freezing for non-medical reasons to guard against age-related fertility decline. This is called elective fertility preservation (EFP).

Fertility & infertility

Endometriosis Australia

Provides information and treatments for endometriosis.

Author: VARTA
Published: September 2015
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Fertility & infertility

Father's health before conception ultra important

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3 September 2015

Lifestyle and environmental factors for fathers in the months leading up to conception can directly impact on the health of a child at birth and into adulthood, according to Professor Sarah Robertson of The Robinson Research Institute, in a lecture tonight at the Alfred Hospital for the Louis Waller Lecture 2015.

Fertility & infertility

Fertility Society of Australia

Members of the Fertility Society of Australia and associated organisations in Australia and overseas medical professionals, including general practitioners and specialists scientists, researchers, nurses and members of the community who experience, or know somebody who is experiencing infertility.

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