Resources

Author: Dr Joanna Scheib
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Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception

Lessons learnt from ten years of linking

Joanna Scheib, Associate Professor, Psychology Department, University of California, Davis and The Sperm Bank of California (TSBC), Berkeley presents 'Lessons learnt from 10 years of linking' at the Twilight Seminar, 'Experiences of donor linking: Research and personal perspectives' hosted by

Marjorie Solomon, Public Relations Officer
Author: Marjorie Solomon
Published: September 2015
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Fertility & infertility

Louis Waller lecture 2015: Parenting begins before conception

‘Parenting begins before conception’ was the title of the Louis Waller Lecture 2015, delivered by Professor Sarah Robertson from The Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide, on 3 September.

Addressing an audience of more than 100 people, Professor Robertson discussed her research findings that lifestyle and environmental factors for both parents in the months leading up to conception can directly impact on the health of a child at birth and into adulthood, and the so-called ‘epigenetic’ mechanisms involved.

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

Male age matters for IVF success

Headline: Male age matters for IVF success

Most people are aware that female fertility declines with increasing age, especially after 35. And for those hoping IVF can help them conceive in their late 30s or 40s, unfortunately the chance of success is slim. But what about the age of the male partner? A recent study shows it matters too.

Fertility & infertility

Maybe later baby

A guide to fertility for young people who have been diagnosed with cancer.  

This free book provides honest, clear and accurate information to help you understand your fertility options before and after treatment, allowing you to make decisions about your fertility at the time that is right for you.

Published: October 2019
Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Surrogacy, Donor conception register services, About VARTA, Regulation

Media Releases

Published: April 2017
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Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Surrogacy, Regulation

New guidelines for assisted reproductive treatment in Australia

Headline: New guidelines for assisted reproductive treatment in Australia

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released new guidelines for assisted reproductive treatment (ART) in Australia.

The Ethical guidelines on the use of assisted reproductive technology in clinical practice and research, 2017  provides updated national ethical guidance for ART use in a clinical setting, addressing a number of complex ethical issues including:

Published: December 2019
Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Surrogacy, Donor conception register services, About VARTA, Regulation

New regulations starting December 2019

New regulations made under the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008, the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Regulations 2019 (the new regulations), start on December 13, 2019, and replace the earlier regulations which will no longer operate.

The new regulations expand the costs that can be reimbursed to a surrogate and include:

Published: July 2015
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Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception

New teaching resource increases the scope of sexuality education

MEDIA RELEASE

21 July 2015

A ground-breaking new sexuality teaching resource has been launched today by the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) and Family Planning Victoria (FPV).

The Fertility and Assisted Reproduction: Teaching Module expands the remit of sexuality education in schools to information about fertility, donor conception and assisted reproductive treatment (ART), including IVF, donor conception and surrogacy.

Published: November 2018
Fertility & infertility, Donor conception

New teaching resource shakes up Sex Ed in Victoria

Headline: New teaching resource shakes up Sex Ed in Victoria

Victorian sexual and reproductive health education is undergoing a transformation with the launch tomorrow of new teaching resources for schools at the annual conference of the Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria Inc in Melbourne.

Published: September 2019
Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

No long-term effects of IVF on genetic make-up

Headline: No long-term effects of IVF on genetic make-up

Since the first IVF baby was born some 40 years ago, more than 7 million people have been born as a result of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as IVF. Studies have shown that babies born after ART are more likely to be born prematurely and to weigh less at birth, and they have a slightly greater risk of birth defects. However, by the time they become adults, research has shown that they are just healthy as other people. 

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