VARTA's 2018 twilight seminar explored what happens when people who are connected as a result of donor conception treatment learn each other’s identities, exchange information or meet. The sold out event, held on 9 July, examined the latest research into donor linking and its outcomes and listened to the experiences of people who have been through the process.
VARTA is delighted to launch today The Fertility and Assisted Reproduction: Teaching Module, a ground-breaking new sexuality teaching resource which has been developed by VARTA and Family Planning Victoria (FPV).
Victoria's sperm donor laws yield some surprises, but mostly happy ones
At least half of the donors who had donated anonymously were in favour of their offspring being able to know their identity. Shutterstock
Life circumstances, including not having a partner, can prevent women from having children during their most fertile years.
Fertility specialists are constantly looking for ways to improve your chance of getting pregnant through IVF or other assisted reproductive techniques (ART) to have a baby. In the last few years a number of so called ‘add-ons’, or ‘adjuvant’ therapies, have been offered by IVF clinics. They are procedures or medications which are added to IVF treatment to try to improve your chance of success.
Most people who want children want more than one. So, if you’ve already had a baby through IVF, what’s your chance of having a second baby through IVF too?
Researchers used data from IVF clinics in Australia and New Zealand to work out the odds. They looked at 35,290 women who had an IVF baby using their own eggs between 2009 and 2013, and followed them for another two years until December 2015.
Dr Deborah Dempsey, Associate Professor in Sociology, Swinburne University of Technology speaks on the topic, 'Why do people apply to the donor conception registers?' at the Twilight Seminar, 'Experiences of donor linking: Research and personal perspectives' hosted by the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) on 9 July 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.
- New research reveals that having children in the future is equally important to male and female university students, but they have poor understanding of when fertility declines
- The study highlights the challenges for young people, particularly university-educated women, in balancing study, career and other life goals with parenthood
Most students underestimate how much age affects the chance of having a baby, according to new research published today.