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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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:
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.