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Birth notification form - Doctors
Published: April 2017
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Birth notification form - ART Doctors

This form is for medical practitioners conducting artificial insemination procedures using donated gametes to submit to VARTA's Central Register, information regarding:

  • the birth of a child born as a result of the procedure
  • a pregnancy that occurred as a result of the procedure
  • each procedure performed.

 

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Surrogacy

Books for donor offspring

A comprehensive list of books in many languages to help donor parents explain assisted reproduction to their children: sperm donation, egg donation, embryo donation, surrogacy and in vitro fertilization.

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Breaking the news

IVF treatment can impose heightened sensitivities. Friends who achieve a pregnancy and want to share their news may be unaware that IVF recipients can be distressed to hear about other pregnancies.

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Surrogacy

Brochure Order Form

The following brochures are available in hardcopy:

  • Possible health effects of IVF
  • Finding an egg donor
  • Finding a surrogate
  • Time to Tell
  • Thinking of using donor sperm, eggs or embryos?
  • Thinking of donating donor sperm, eggs or embryos?
  • Donor Conception Register Services

 

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.

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Donor conception register services

Changes to Victorian donor conception laws implemented and more to come

2014 amendments

Pre 1988 donor-conceived people can now apply for information about their donors following the implementation the 2014 amendments to the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 on 29th June.

The changes to the laws mean that all donor-conceived people, regardless of when they were conceived, can apply to the donor registers for information about their donor. Information will be provided if records can be located and the donor consents to the release of their identifying information.

Published: November 2016
Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Surrogacy, Donor conception register services

Chief Judge John Pascoe on the child’s right to know for the 2016 Louis Waller Lecture

Headline: Chief Judge John Pascoe on the child’s right to know for the 2016 Louis Waller Lecture

The child’s right to know and family law orders was the title of the 2016 Louis Waller Lecture presented by His Honour Chief Judge John Pascoe held on 9 November at the State Library of Victoria, with almost 120 people in the audience.

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Coming to terms with the end of treatment

Ben and Dinah talk about trying for another child and coming to terms with the end of their IVF treatment.

Dinah and Ben's IVF treatment lasted four years until Dinah finally gave birth to their daughter Tallulah in 2010. In listening to this podcast series please bear in mind that Dinah and Ben's experience is not universal, it is their story. This podcast series is not intended to replace or replicate medical advice.

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Donor conception register services

Connecting with donor siblings: Helen's story

Headline: Connecting with donor siblings: Helen's story
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Coping strategies during IVF treatment

Every couple finds its own way of coping with the highs and lows of IVF treatment. Anne discovered the need to have coping strategies once IVF treatment had begun. Uncertainties always loomed but Anne found ways of dealing with them.

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