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Published: April 2019
Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Regulation

IVF clinics improve their success rate information

Headline: IVF clinics improve their success rate information

Fertility clinics in Australia and New Zealand are improving the way they present success rates but there is still room for improvement, our latest annual audit has found.

In 2018, a VARTA audit of 24 clinic websites showed the average score had improved from 5.54/9 in 2017 to 6.33/9 in 2018.

While audits in 2016 and 2017 showed no statistically significant change year-on-year, nearly half of the clinics (11/24) scored higher in 2018 than in 2017, and no website had a lower score in 2018 compared to the previous year.

Published: November 2019
Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Regulation

IVF with the lot may not be the best option

Headline: IVF with the lot may not be the best option

IVF has come a long way since the first baby was born more than 40 years ago. In the early days of IVF doctors waited for the one egg that a woman releases every month to mature before they tried to retrieve it and fertilise it in the laboratory. Needless to say, the chance of a pregnancy was extremely low.

Since then IVF has become much more efficient mainly because hormones are used to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs, the culture systems in the laboratory have been refined and embryos can be frozen which adds to the chance of a baby.

Published: October 2018
Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

IVF with the lot, does it increase the chance of having a baby?

Headline: IVF with the lot, does it increase the chance of having a baby?

People who struggle to have a baby often turn to IVF and this has ended happily for millions of couples around the world. But sometimes multiple IVF attempts fail to result in a pregnancy and sometimes women who achieve pregnancy experience repeated pregnancy loss.

IVF ـل ةلمتحمُ لا ةيّحصلا تاريثأتلا
Author: VARTA
Published: October 2013
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

IVF ـل ةلمتحمُ لا ةيّحصلا تاريثأتلا (Possible health effects of IVF)

.1980 ماع يف IVF بيبانلأاب   حيقلتلا قيرط نع هب لُ بحلا مّ ت  يلارتسأ لٍ فط لوأ ةدلاو تناك ةدعاسمب وأ IVF   لامعتسإب مهب لُ بحلا مّ ت  لفط 100,000 نم رثكأ نإف خيراتلا كلذ  ذنمو

عيمج نم ةئملاب 3.3 ةبسن نإف ،2010 ماع يفو .مهتدلاو  تمّ ت  دق ,ىرخأ حيقلت  تاّينقت

.)ART( ةدعاسملاب حيقلتلا تاينقت  ةطساوب مهب لُ بحلا مّ ت  نييلارتسلأا لافطلأا

IVF可能造成的健康影响
Author: VARTA
Published: October 2013
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

IVF可能造成的健康影响 (Possible health effects of IVF)

澳洲首例试管婴儿(IVF)诞生于1980年,从那以后有超过10 万的婴儿通过IVF和其他辅助生育技术诞生。2010年,澳洲3.3% 的婴儿是通过辅助生育技术(ART)诞生的。

IVF可能造成的健康影響
Author: VARTA
Published: October 2013
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

IVF可能造成的健康影響 (Possible health effects of IVF)

澳洲首例試管嬰兒(IVF)誕生於1980年,自此以後有超過10萬 的嬰兒透過IVF和其他輔助生殖技術誕生。2010年,澳洲3.3%的 嬰兒是透過輔助生殖技術(ART)誕生的。

Author: VARTA
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Donor conception

Import class application

Class application to import donated gametes by a Victorian registered ART provider.

The Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 (the ART 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).

Published: August 2016
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Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

In vitro maturation: Australian and Belgian scientists lead the way

Headline: In vitro maturation (IVM): Australian and Belgian scientists lead the way

Last week, Australian and Belgian scientists announced exciting results in the field of IVM (in vitro maturation of human eggs). IVM has been around for some time. The breakthrough comes from the development of culture medium containing growth factors that make IVM 50% more successful than in previous methods.   

So what is IVM and how does it relate to the process of IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)?

To understand this development, you first need to know a little bit about how eggs are stored in the ovary and how IVF is practiced today.

Information to the Central Register - Applying to the Central Register
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Donor conception, Donor conception register services

Information for Donors making a Central Register Application

Donors are entitled to apply to the Central Register to seek identifying information about their donor offspring, however this information can only be released with the consent of the donor-conceived person or parents of those under 18 years of age.

For more information download the information sheet below.

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

International Consumer Support for Infertility (iCSi)

Empowering patients to become full partners in ART health care and public policy by building effective relationships with providers, governments and media worldwide.

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