Resources

Costs of IVF
Author: VARTA
Published: June 2013
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Costs of IVF

This brochure explains what IVF involves and what services may and may not be included in a clinic's fee per IVF cycle. 

In Australia, Medicare covers many of the fees associated with a cycle of IVF.  The remaining costs vary, depending on an individual's needs, the clinic you attend, and whether you have reached the Extended Medicare Safety Net threshold.

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.

Công nghệ hỗ trợ sinh sản (assisted reproductive technology - ART) là gì?
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Công nghệ hỗ trợ sinh sản (assisted reproductive technology - ART) là gì?

ART liên quan đến các công nghệ và các phương pháp có liên quan,

được sử dụng để giúp người ta đạt được việc có thai. ART được sử dụng:

• như một biện pháp điều trị hiếm muộn cho các cặp

• bởi những phụ nữ không thể trở nên có thai được nếu không

được điều trị

• bởi những phụ nữ không thể giữ được em bé trong thời gian mang thai hoặc không thể sinh nở được nếu không được điều trị

• để làm giảm nguy cơ em bé thừa kế một bệnh hay một dị tật di

truyền nào đó.

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

DNA testing means donor conception secrets are being revealed

Headline: DNA testing means donor conception secrets are being revealed

The increasing popularity of DNA ancestral testing such as 23andme and ancestry.com means that some people are finding out that they are not genetically connected with family members in the way that they may have thought. At the same time, there are those who have done DNA tests and found themselves matching with strangers whose relationship to them may be described as parent or half sibling.

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Dealing with work and IVF

IVF treatment means that you have to juggle the treatment schedule with the work schedule, not always an easy task. Revealing the reasons why time of work taken must raise the questions: who do you tell when you go for IVF? And what are the anxieties involved in telling?

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Deciding to stop IVF treatment

With multiple unsuccessful treatment cycles of IVF the inevitable question arises; should we end treatment? This can be an extremely difficult decision that can emotionally test any couple. For Anne and her husband the decision aroused both frustration and sadness.

Marjorie Solomon, Public Relations Officer
Author: Marjorie Solomon
Published: May 2015
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Deciding what to do with unused embryos

Last week, VARTA’s CEO Louise Johnson and Senior Research Officer Dr Karin Hammarberg spoke to Penny Johnston at ABC Babytalk on the subject of what to do with unused embryos. The program was informative and sensitive to the complexity of this issue and is really worth a listen.

Louise and Karin discussed the difficulty many people face when contemplating what they should do once they have decided to end their IVF treatment – usually because they feel their family is complete. They talked about the options available to people, including:

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

Donor Legacy Project

The Donor Legacy Project aims to provide resources that can assist donors to create and submit information to the Voluntary Register. We use the word ‘legacy’ in our title as we are aware that many donors are aging, may be unwell or unfortunate circumstances may occur. By documenting information or creating a legacy, offspring will be able to grasp an understanding of the donor.

Published: December 2018
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception register services

Donor legacy questions

VARTA asked Australian donor-conceived adults to identify the most important information they wished to know about their donors. This document provides a guide to the information that donor-conceived people would most like to know about their donors.

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).

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