Resources

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:

Domestic surrogacy arrangement legal checklist
Author: Kellehers Australia / VARTA
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Surrogacy

Domestic surrogacy arrangement legal checklist

For people considering surrogacy, it can be difficult to know where to begin and what to anticipate. Before entering into any surrogacy arrangement within Australia, there are key questions that each person should ask to avoid legal uncertainty and possible missteps. VARTA, in collaboration with Kellehers Australia, has compiled a legal checklist resource which should be essential reading for anyone contemplating a surrogacy arrangement. These checklists are modifications of the checklists devised and created by Kellehers Australia.

Donor conception

Donor Conception Network (UK)

We are a supportive network of 1,850 mainly UK based families with children conceived with donated sperm, eggs or embryos, those considering or undergoing donor conception procedures; and donor conceived people.

Donor conception register services

Donor Conception Register Services

Supporting people who are donor-conceived, parents who have used a donor, donors and their families.

This brochure covers:

  • What is the Donor Conception Register Services?
  • Changes to Victorian law
  • Who can apply?
  • Options available 
  • Registers' process
Donor consultation report cover
Author: VARTA
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Donor conception

Donor consultation report

The Victorian Government asked VARTA to conduct an independent consultation of donors who would be affected by any changes to legislation arising from the Victorian Law Reform Committee’s recommendation to allow all donor-conceived people access to their donor’s identifying information. The VLRC’s report Inquiry into Access by Donor-Conceived People to Information about Donors, was published in March 2012.  

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