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’.
Five traps to be aware of when reading success rates on IVF clinic websites.
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.
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.
The Q&A briefing provides more information on the amendments and their implications.
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.
Andrology Australia is the centre for male reproductive health.
This application provides information to meet the statutory requirements outlined in the Conditions for Registration. This application is to be completed utilising these conditions.
The Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 (the Act) requires that a person must not bring donor gametes, or embryos produced from donor gametes, into Victoria, or take them from Victoria, except with the written approval of the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA). In addition, section 36 of the Act requires that those gametes or embryos taken from Victoria be used in a manner consistent with a purpose for which they could be used in Victoria.
Several positions are available on VARTA's board. The Minister for Health, the Hon Jill Hennessy MP, is inviting applications for the positions. Applications must be received by 24 April 2016.