Resources

Author: Tracey Setter, Louise Johnson
Journal: Legaldate
Volume: 21
Issue: 4
Year: 2009
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Regulation

Assisted Reproductive Technologies - Science, Ethics, Law and Current Issues

The article discusses legal and ethical issues related to assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in Australia. The legislation governing ART in the country include the Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002 and the Prohibition of Human Cloning Act 2002. It tackles preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), egg freezing technology and posthumous use of gametes or embryos. Surrogacy arrangements are allowed under certain circumstances in Western Australia and Victoria.

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Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Assisted reproductive terminology

The field of assisted reproductive treatment is filled with technical terms and acronyms. Here is a list of some common terms you may come across.

Donor conception

Australian Donor Conception Network

The Australian Donor Conception Network are a group of people who offer each other mutual moral support for our journeys of donor conception.

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Fertility & infertility

Australian Jewish Fertility Network

The Australian Jewish Fertility Network (AJFN) aims to provide a vibrant online presence for people within the Australian Jewish community who may be experiencing infertility or would like more information on the issue of fertility. AJFN provides resources, information and offers both financial and emotional support to couples struggling with infertility.

Author: ABC TV
Published: March 2015
Video
Donor conception, Donor conception register services, Regulation

Australian Story: Louise Johnson on donor linking

Linking donor conceived people with donors is new territory with a wide variety of relationships created from those linkages

 

Author: Sam G Everingham, Martyn A Stafford-Bell and Karin Hammarberg
Journal: The Medical Journal of Australia (MJA)
Volume: 201
Issue: 5
Year: 2014
DOI: 10.5694/mja13.11311
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Surrogacy

Australian's use of surrogacy

Abstract

Objectives: To investigate the characteristics of parents and intended parents and their current and planned behaviour in relation to surrogacy arrangements.

Design, setting and participants: Members of two Australian parenting support forums who were considering surrogacy or were currently or previously in a surrogacy arrangement were invited to complete an online survey during July 2013.

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Balancing hopes against realities

Couples describe the IVF treatment program as a journey with a lot of emotion. It can last for many months, even years. The emotional journey that Anne undertook had her balancing hopes against the realities. It became a struggle that often looked bleak.

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Being a parent post IVF

Dinah and Ben talk about parenting post IVF.

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.

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Being pregnant

Dinah and Ben talk about being pregnant.

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.

Fertility & infertility

Better Health Channel

Health and medical information for consumers, quality assured by the Victorian government.

Useful links

Better Health Channel - Infertility in women

Bettter Health Channel - Infertility in men

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