Resources

Conditions for Registration for a Victorian ART clinic
Author: VARTA
Published: January 2017
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Regulation

Conditions for registration for a Victorian ART clinic

The Act provides that VARTA may impose conditions on the registration of ART providers if it considers it necessary in the public interest.  These conditions are regularly reviewed and are updated by VARTA where appropriate.  If VARTA believes at any time that the ART provider has contravened a condition of registration, or if it is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for suspension, it may suspend the provider's registration, either in whole or part.

Author: Ken Daniels, University of Christchurch, New Zealand
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Donor conception

Contact between the parties: what the research is beginning to tell us

Ken Daniels is Adjunct Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has worked in the field of assisted human reproduction for 35 years undertaking counselling, research and policy development. He has published over 140 papers and chapters in books. He is the author of the widely used book designed for parents and professionals, ‘Building a Family with the Assistance of Donor Insemination’.

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Coping strategies during IVF treatment

Every couple finds its own way of coping with the highs and lows of IVF treatment. Anne discovered the need to have coping strategies once IVF treatment had begun. Uncertainties always loomed but Anne found ways of dealing with them.

Costs of IVF
Author: VARTA
Published: June 2013
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Costs of IVF

This brochure explains what IVF involves and what services may and may not be included in a clinic's fee per IVF cycle. 

In Australia, Medicare covers many of the fees associated with a cycle of IVF.  The remaining costs vary, depending on an individual's needs, the clinic you attend, and whether you have reached the Extended Medicare Safety Net threshold.

Cross-Border Reproductive Care
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Cross-Border Reproductive Care

This prompter is designed to help patients who have decided to undertake cross-border reproductive care to prepare, by providing a framework for considering safety and quality of care issues.

Công nghệ hỗ trợ sinh sản (assisted reproductive technology - ART) là gì?
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Công nghệ hỗ trợ sinh sản (assisted reproductive technology - ART) là gì?

ART liên quan đến các công nghệ và các phương pháp có liên quan,

được sử dụng để giúp người ta đạt được việc có thai. ART được sử dụng:

• như một biện pháp điều trị hiếm muộn cho các cặp

• bởi những phụ nữ không thể trở nên có thai được nếu không

được điều trị

• bởi những phụ nữ không thể giữ được em bé trong thời gian mang thai hoặc không thể sinh nở được nếu không được điều trị

• để làm giảm nguy cơ em bé thừa kế một bệnh hay một dị tật di

truyền nào đó.

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Dealing with work and IVF

IVF treatment means that you have to juggle the treatment schedule with the work schedule, not always an easy task. Revealing the reasons why time of work taken must raise the questions: who do you tell when you go for IVF? And what are the anxieties involved in telling?

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Deciding to stop IVF treatment

With multiple unsuccessful treatment cycles of IVF the inevitable question arises; should we end treatment? This can be an extremely difficult decision that can emotionally test any couple. For Anne and her husband the decision aroused both frustration and sadness.

Marjorie Solomon, Public Relations Officer
Author: Marjorie Solomon
Published: May 2015
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Deciding what to do with unused embryos

Last week, VARTA’s CEO Louise Johnson and Senior Research Officer Dr Karin Hammarberg spoke to Penny Johnston at ABC Babytalk on the subject of what to do with unused embryos. The program was informative and sensitive to the complexity of this issue and is really worth a listen.

Louise and Karin discussed the difficulty many people face when contemplating what they should do once they have decided to end their IVF treatment – usually because they feel their family is complete. They talked about the options available to people, including:

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