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Donor conception

Why donor-linking matters

Wendy Kramer is Director of the Donor Sibling Registry (DSR).  The DSR is a US charity organisation, founded in 2000 by Wendy and her donor-conceived son Ryan, to assist individuals conceived as a result of sperm egg or embryo donation that are seeking to make mutually desired contact with others with whom they share genetic ties.  Wendy speaks about the research undertaken by her organisation and the experiences of those people who have linked via DSR.

Marjorie Solomon, Public Relations Officer
Author: Marjorie Solomon
Published: June 2015
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Donor conception register services

Why you need to see the 'Donor conception: towards openness' exhibition

The ‘Donor conception: towards openness’ exhibition, which is currently showing at the City Library Gallery, Flinders Lane, Melbourne, is more than worth a visit.

The exhibition offers a moving collection of art, photography and archival material that inspires a range of emotional responses.  Striking photographs are accompanied by summaries of the person or people pictured; many of the summaries are poignant, some are joyful, all are touching.

Why, when and how to tell children about donor conception
Author: VARTA
Published: September 2014
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Donor conception

Why, when and how to tell children about donor conception

A review of the literature

This document presents what the research literature tells us about disclosure pattersn around the world, the reasons for telling children about the way they were conceived, the best age to tell, and strategies and pratcial tips for having this conversation with donor-conceived children.

Author: Marjorie Solomon
Published: June 2015
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Donor conception

World first donor conception exhibition flags ground-breaking legislative change

A world-first exhibition exploring donor conception through art, photography and archival material will be open to the public from Friday, June 5 at Melbourne’s City Library Gallery.

The 'Donor conception: towards openness' exhibition, dedicated to the memory of Narelle Grech who campaigned for the right to have information about her biological heritage, is an initiative of the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA).

Donor conception register services

Writing your Statement of reasons

Advise for donor-conceived people, recipient parents and donors needing to write a Statement of reasons to access identifying information through the Donor Conception Register Services.

This information sheet covers:

  • What should I say in my Statement of reasons?

 

 

Writing your first letter image
Author: VARTA
Published: February 2017
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Donor conception, Donor conception register services

Writing your first letter

Your introductory letter or email is often the first form of contact you have with someone to whom you are connected by donation. This information sheet provides advice on what to say, tips and tricks for a positive outcome, and where to go from here.

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Fertility & infertility

Your Fertility

Your Fertility is a national public education program funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and the Victorian Government Department of Health.

Useful links

Your Fertility - For women

Your Fertility - For men

 

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

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Published: May 2016
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About VARTA

‘Donor conception: towards openness’ committee wins Minister for Health Volunteer Awards

Headline: ‘Donor conception: towards openness’ committee wins Minister for Health Volunteer Awards

VARTA is delighted that one of its nominations for the Victorian Minister for Health Volunteer Awards was announced a winner at the award’s ceremony on 18 May. The award for ‘Outstanding achievement by a volunteer: innovation award’ was presented to the volunteer committee who put together the Donor conception: towards openness exhibition in June 2015.

什么是辅助生育技术(ART)?
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

什么是辅助生育技术(ART)?

辅助生育技术(ART)是指用于辅助人们实现受孕的技术以及相关 方法。

辅助生育技术(ART)用于:

• 男女不孕症的治疗;

• 未经治疗而无法怀孕的女性;

• 未经治疗而会流产或者无法生产的女性;

• 降低孩子患遗传病或畸形的几率。

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