We are making changes to protect the health and safety of our staff, our clients and the wider community. VARTA is aiming to continue its normal service provision, however there may be delays or changes to our activities.
If you are unable to get in touch with us via phone (+61 3 8601 5250) please send your enquiry using the firstname.lastname@example.org email.
If you are trying to conceive or pregnant, you may be wondering about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
While vaccines are not yet available in Australia, guidance for people in these two groups is beginning to emerge. The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology has issued an update on the following questions:
- Should men and women receive the COVID-19 vaccine before attempting conception?
VARTA is committed to promoting and protecting the interests and safety of children. As an organisation, we do not tolerate any form of child abuse. VARTA recognises its commitment to children of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as children with disabilities.
All employees of VARTA are responsible for the care and protection of children and reporting information about child abuse in accordance with this policy and our Code of Conduct.
- The number of IVF treatment cycles using a patient's own (thawed) frozen eggs - frozen for social or medical reasons - more than doubles in two years in Victoria
- Victorian ICSI use declines, but still well above the national average
- Sperm donor numbers increase but clinics remain unable to meet demand
Any person or group of people can make a protected disclosure. Businesses and companies cannot make protected disclosures.
Oct 2019 - More women accessing low cost treatment
The Authority aims to work continuously towards regulatory best practice in administering aspects of the Act in a transparent way. In 2014, the Minister for Health issued a Ministerial Statement of Expection to the Authority in relation to its regulatory functions.
New donor conception laws were implemented in Victoria on 1 March 2017. This world-first legislation gives all people conceived in Victorian from egg and sperm donation the right to know their donor’s identity.
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: