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Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

ACCC finds IVF clinics providing misleading information on success rates

Headline: ACCC finds IVF clinics providing misleading information on success rates

Five traps to be aware of when reading success rates on IVF clinic websites.

Fertility & infertility

ACCESS - Australia's National Infertility Support Network

Access Australia is a consumer controlled, independent sector organisation; a not-for-profit charity, committed to providing whole of life support for women and men who experience difficulties conceiving and their families.

ART further amendment legislative changes Q&A briefing
Author: VARTA
Published: August 2014
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Donor conception, Donor conception register services, Regulation

ART further amendment legislative changes Q&A briefing

Victorian Parliament passes donor information amendments

New legislation giving Victorians conceived through donor sperm donated before 1988 the right to access identifying information about their donors with their donor's consent was passed on August 21, 2014, and took effect 29 June 2015.

Q&A briefing

The Q&A briefing provides more information on the amendments and their implications.

Author: Karin Hammarberg, Cate Wilson, John McBain, Jane Fisher & Jane Halliday
Journal: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
Year: 2015
DOI: 10.1080/02646838.2015.1015115
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Donor conception

Age when learning about mode of conception and well-being among young adults conceived with ART

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the age at which young adults recalled learning about being assistive reproductive technologies (ART)-conceived and the association with subjective well-being and parental relationship.

Background: The use of ART is increasing. Parents are encouraged to tell children about the way they were conceived when they are young. Little is known about whether age when learning about being ART-conceived influences adult well-being.

Fertility & infertility

Andrology Australia

Andrology Australia is the centre for male reproductive health.

Annual Reports
Author: VARTA
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Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Surrogacy, Donor conception register services, About VARTA, Regulation

Annual Reports

VARTA prepares an annual report each year that is tabled in the Victorian Parliament.

Read past reports to find out about the Authority's aims, functions and achievements in previous years. 

 

 

Reports from 1999 to 2016

Annual Report 2016/17

Annual Report 2015/16

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Regulation

Application for Registration of a Victorian ART clinic

This application provides information to meet the statutory requirements outlined in the Conditions for Registration. This application is to be completed utilising these conditions. 

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Regulation

Application to import or export donated sperm, eggs or embryos

The Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 (the Act) requires that a person must not bring donor gametes, or embryos produced from donor gametes, into Victoria, or take them from Victoria, except with the written approval of the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA). In addition, section 36 of the Act requires that those gametes or embryos taken from Victoria be used in a manner consistent with a purpose for which they could be used in Victoria.

Ad for VARTA board members
Published: April 2016
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About VARTA

Applications invited for VARTA board vacancies

Headline: Applications invited for VARTA board vacancies

Several positions are available on VARTA's board. The Minister for Health, the Hon Jill Hennessy MP, is inviting applications for the positions. Applications must be received by 24 April 2016.

Published: April 2016
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Regulation

Applications invited for appointment to the Patient Review Panel

Headline: Applications invited for appointment to the Patient Review Panel

The Minister for Health, the Hon Jill Hennessy MP, is inviting applications for appointment to the Patient Review Panel (PRP). Applications must be received by 11 May 2016.

The Patient Review Panel is one of number of organisations with responsibility for administering aspects of the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008

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