Published: October 2014
Fertility & infertility

Egg freezing offers women more reproductive options, but information the key

Egg freezing for social reasons means that women have more reproductive options than ever before, according to arguments presented at the 2014 Louis Waller lecture held by the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) in Melbourne last night.

But it is essential that women are fully informed about the realities of their reproductive choices so that they can make the best decisions for their circumstances.

Donor conception

Embryo Donation Network

Embryo Donation Network is an Australian charity, committed to helping you to make decisions about embryo donation with confidence.

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Emotional impact and coping strategies

Dinah and Ben talk about how IVF impacts your relationship and emotional and physical wellbeing.

Dinah and Ben's IVF treatment lasted four years until Dinah finally gave birth to their daughter Tallulah in 2010. In listening to this podcast series please bear in mind that Dinah and Ben's experience is not universal, it is their story. This podcast series is not intended to replace or replicate medical advice.

Fertility & infertility

Endometriosis Australia

Provides information and treatments for endometriosis.

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Enhancing Reproductive Opportunity Research Project

The project examined how laws and policies in all Australian states and territories have affected people’s decisions about their stored embryos created through IVF and aimed to improve those laws, policies and practices by making recommendations.

The research focused on the experiences of over 400 past and present IVF patients across Australia in over 20 different clinical sites, and spanning more than two decades. 


​Everyday-Law provides free legal information online and helps you find free or low-cost legal advice in Victoria.

Donor conception

Experiences of donor conception - Chantele's story

There is no shame in being donor-conceived

In this video, Chantele shares her story that when she was eight years old that she was conceived using donor sperm, but not all of her family knew she was donor-conceived.

Donor conception

Experiences of donor conception - Louise's story

When is the right time?

Louise heard through a non-family member that she was conceived using donor sperm.  At this time, Louise was 27 years old.

Donor conception

Experiences of donor conception - Riley's story

There is nothing to be feared

Riley talks about his experience of being donor conceived.  For as long as Riley can remember he has known about his conception.

Donor conception

Experiences of donor conception - Ross' story

The truth sets you free

Ross talks about discovering recently, in his early thirties, that he was donor-conceived.

Ross speaks of his relief in knowing the truth and his belief in the importance of honesty: "'Where do I come from?' is such a fundamental question and I think that for everyone they have the right to know".