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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

A women's perspective on a future without children

The journey through IVF treatment brings many emotions to the surface. Couples who undertake the journey are often taken by surprise by the demands that IVF can make. Success and failure are always possibilities. In this program we hear about Anne's disappointment that is not often talked about but can be a very real part of the IVF journey. In listening to this podcast series please bear in mind that Anne's experience is not universal, it is her story. This podcast is not intended to replace or replicate medical advice. 

Marjorie Solomon, Communication Officer
Author: Marjorie Solomon
Published: August 2015
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Donor conception register services

ABC ‘Sperm Donors Anonymous’ gets to the heart of issues in donor conception

The issue of anonymous sperm donation has been under the spotlight of late in Victoria, partly due to changes in legislation,  partly as a result of VARTA’s exhibition, ‘Donor conception: towards openness’, and now because of the ABC documentary ‘Sperm Donors Anonymous’.

Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

ACCC finds IVF clinics providing misleading information on success rates

Headline: ACCC finds IVF clinics providing misleading information on success rates

Five traps to be aware of when reading success rates on IVF clinic websites.

Fertility & infertility

ACCESS - Australia's National Infertility Support Network

Access Australia is a consumer controlled, independent sector organisation; a not-for-profit charity, committed to providing whole of life support for women and men who experience difficulties conceiving and their families.

ART further amendment legislative changes Q&A briefing
Author: VARTA
Published: August 2014
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Donor conception, Donor conception register services, Regulation

ART further amendment legislative changes Q&A briefing

Victorian Parliament passes donor information amendments

New legislation giving Victorians conceived through donor sperm donated before 1988 the right to access identifying information about their donors with their donor's consent was passed on August 21, 2014, and took effect 29 June 2015.

Q&A briefing

The Q&A briefing provides more information on the amendments and their implications.

Published: January 2019
Video
Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Donor conception register services

About the Voluntary Register

 

Author: Karin Hammarberg, Cate Wilson, John McBain, Jane Fisher & Jane Halliday
Journal: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
Year: 2015
DOI: 10.1080/02646838.2015.1015115
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Donor conception

Age when learning about mode of conception and well-being among young adults conceived with ART

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the age at which young adults recalled learning about being assistive reproductive technologies (ART)-conceived and the association with subjective well-being and parental relationship.

Background: The use of ART is increasing. Parents are encouraged to tell children about the way they were conceived when they are young. Little is known about whether age when learning about being ART-conceived influences adult well-being.

Fertility & infertility

Andrology Australia

Andrology Australia is the centre for male reproductive health.

Annual Reports
Author: VARTA
Hardcopy/pdf
Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Surrogacy, Donor conception register services, About VARTA, Regulation

Annual Reports

VARTA prepares an annual report each year that is tabled in the Victorian Parliament.

Read past reports to find out about the Authority's aims, functions and achievements in previous years. 

 

 

Annual Report 2017/18

Annual Report 2016/17

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Regulation

Application for Registration of a Victorian ART clinic

This application provides information to meet the statutory requirements outlined in the Conditions for Registration. This application is to be completed utilising these conditions. 

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