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Published: November 2014
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception

Victorian sperm donor numbers fallen by almost a quarter in past year

The supply of sperm donors in Victoria has dropped by 23 per cent over the past financial year, according to the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority's (VARTA's) Annual Report 2014. There were only 343 sperm donors at the start of 2013-14 compared to 445 in the previous year.

At the same time, the increase in demand for donor sperm from single women and those in same-sex relationships has resulted in demand outstripping supply in the state, with the use of donor insemination almost doubling between 2013-14 and 2012-13.

Published: March 2018
Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Donor conception register services, About VARTA

Victoria’s sperm donor laws yield some surprises, but mostly happy ones

Headline: Victoria’s sperm donor laws yield some surprises, but mostly happy ones

Victoria's sperm donor laws yield some surprises, but mostly happy ones

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At least half of the donors who had donated anonymously were in favour of their offspring being able to know their identity.
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VARTA Voluntary Register Application Form image
Author: VARTA
Published: February 2017
Hardcopy/pdf
Donor conception register services

Voluntary Register application form

Application form options:

A. Open application form  > Print document > Write information > Sign > Scan and email to VARTA OR post to VARTA

B. Open application form document and save it as a pdf file to your computer > Open document from your computer (requires Adobe Reader* at least version 8)   > Type your information into the form > Save form > Print and sign form > Scan and email OR post form to VARTA 

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Published: March 2017
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Donor conception, Donor conception register services, Regulation

We were sperm donors

Headline: We were sperm donors

Read Carolyn's story about her experiences as a donor's wife.

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

What are my chances of having a baby with IVF?

Headline: What are my chances of having a baby with IVF?

Interpreting IVF clinic success rates in context

There has been much talk in the media about IVF clinic success rates and the language used by clinics to express average results. We know that about 25 per cent of women or couples who commence a single IVF cycle will take home a baby. We know that the average couple who has an IVF baby requires more than one treatment cycle.

One of the reasons that IVF clinic success rates are so complicated to explain to individuals or couples is that the couple themselves may not be average.

Published: September 2017
Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

What happens after egg freezing for ‘social’ reasons?

Headline: What happens after egg freezing for ‘social’ reasons?

Life circumstances, including not having a partner, can prevent women from having children during their most fertile years.

What is Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis?
Author: VARTA
Published: June 2014
Hardcopy/pdf
Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

What is Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis?

This brochure is intended as a general introduction to preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD): what it is, the reasons for having PGD, what it involves, common techniques and main challenges.  It should not be seen as a substitute for advice from doctors or other health professionals. Information contained in this brochure was correct at the time of writing however as PGD is a rapidly advancing technology it is important to check information with your fertility specialist.
 

Donor conception, Donor conception register services

What is an information and support session?

Information for people applying to the Central or Voluntary Registers.

This information sheet covers:

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

What is assisted reproductive technology (ART)?

This brochure provides an overview of the most common techniques involved with assisted reproductive technology (ART), including IVF, artificial insemination, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). This brochure is also available in Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese traditional and simplified.

Published: February 2015
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Donor conception

What makes us decide to tell or not to tell

Researchers at the University of Western Australia are investigating the reasons why people choose to tell or not tell members of their family and wider social network about their involvement in donor conception and are seeking participants in their study.

Who can participate?

Anyone who has participated in any type of donor conception programme (current or past):

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