Guidelines have been issued under section 100A(1) of the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 by the Secretary to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Victoria's sperm donor laws yield some surprises, but mostly happy ones
At least half of the donors who had donated anonymously were in favour of their offspring being able to know their identity. Shutterstock
Videos of presentations and of the experience of panellists from the recent Donor conception: towards openness Twilight seminar on donor linking and changes in the laws concerning donor conception are now available for people who were unable to attend the event.
Helen* was conceived using donor sperm. Her sperm donor died before she was able to contact him, but she has since connected with her donor’s son and with other donor-siblings through the Voluntary Register.
When did you find out that you were donor-conceived? How was that experience?
New donor conception laws were implemented in Victoria on 1 March 2017. This world-first legislation gives all people conceived in Victorian from egg and sperm donation the right to know their donor’s identity.