Resources

A healthy weight is great for fertility
Author: Louise Johnson
Published: August 2015
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Fertility & infertility

Fertility Week 2015: how weight impacts on fertility and child health

Fertility Week begins today (1-7 September). Designed to coincide with the first week of spring (think fertility, babies and so on), this year’s campaign focuses on the impact that being overweight or obese can have on a person’s ability to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Fertility & Assisted Reproduction Teaching Module
Author: Family Planning Victoria
Published: July 2015
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Fertility and Assisted Reproduction: Teaching Module

VARTA and Family Planning Victoria (FPV) have produced a ground-breaking resource, The Fertility and Assisted Reproduction: Teaching Module for the comprehensive Safe Landing sexual and reproductive health teacher resource, used nationally. Teachers will be able to refer to the module throughout primary and secondary school years, adding and improving on students’ understanding of the issues and tailoring information according to the capacity of students to understand. 
 
Raelia Lew
Published: June 2016
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Fertility over 40: a struggle against the tide

 

ABC's Four Corner's program on 30 May started a conversation that we have to have. Having your first baby after the age of 35 is not what nature intended. IVF technology is no silver bullet against female age related infertility.

Author: Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA)
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Fertility & infertility

Fertility preservation for AYAs diagnosed with cancer

This guidance has been produced by the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) as part of a national Youth Cancer Networks Program project funded by the Australian Government.

The guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and ‘good practice points’ to assist health professionals in effectively and fully discussing with their AYA patients and their families:

Finding a surrogate
Author: VARTA
Published: May 2015
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Surrogacy

Finding a surrogate

This brochure aims to help guide people through the process of finding a surrogate within Australia.  It includes material on: what makes an ideal surrogate, asking someone you know, finding a surrogate you don’t know, and possible questions to ask a potential surrogate. It can be used as a guide to ensure that all parties are informed and prepared and that there’s a positive outcome for all.

Finding an egg donor - brochure cover
Author: VARTA
Published: October 2013
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Donor conception

Finding an egg donor

Finding an egg donor can seem impossible.  Many wonder, where do I begin? Who could I possibly ask? In fact, many women in Victoria are willing and happy to help others to become parents via donation. In the past year, over 220 women donated eggs in Victoria. Finding a local donor rather than travelling overseas for treatment can have enormous advantages. A local donor has the benefit of legal protections that ensure that she can be known to your potential child, and to you, and is perhaps more likely to have a similar value set, appearance and language to your own.

Audio
Donor conception

Finding out as a teenager I was donor-conceived

Listen to Narelle talk about being a teenager and finding out she was donor-conceived.

Audio
Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Finding out you're pregnant

Dinah finds out she's pregnant after four years of IVF treatment.

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.

Author: Maggie Kirkman, Kate Bourne, Jane Fisher, Louise Johnson, Karin Hammarberg
Journal: Human Reproduction
Year: 2014
DOI: 10.1093/humrep/deu027
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Donor conception

Gamete donors' expectations and experiences of contact with their donor offspring

Study question: What are the expectations and experiences of anonymous gamete donors about contact with their donor offspring?

Summary answer: Rather than consistently wanting to remain distant from their donor offspring, donors' expectations and experiences of contact with donor offspring ranged from none to a close personal relationship.

 

Surrogacy

Gay Dads Australia

This Australian based website has been set up to support gay men who are planning on, or who are already parents. 

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