Resources

Donor conception, Donor conception register services

New donor linking resources available

Headline: New donor linking resources available

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.

Published: April 2017
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Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Surrogacy, Regulation

New guidelines for assisted reproductive treatment in Australia

Headline: New guidelines for assisted reproductive treatment in Australia

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released new guidelines for assisted reproductive treatment (ART) in Australia.

The Ethical guidelines on the use of assisted reproductive technology in clinical practice and research, 2017  provides updated national ethical guidance for ART use in a clinical setting, addressing a number of complex ethical issues including:

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Donor conception register services, About VARTA, Regulation

New law gives all donor-conceived Victorians the right to know their heritage

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.

Published: December 2019
Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Surrogacy, Donor conception register services, About VARTA, Regulation

New regulations starting December 2019

New regulations made under the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008, the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Regulations 2019 (the new regulations), start on December 13, 2019, and replace the earlier regulations which will no longer operate.

The new regulations expand the costs that can be reimbursed to a surrogate and include:

Published: July 2015
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Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception

New teaching resource increases the scope of sexuality education

MEDIA RELEASE

21 July 2015

A ground-breaking new sexuality teaching resource has been launched today by the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) and Family Planning Victoria (FPV).

The Fertility and Assisted Reproduction: Teaching Module expands the remit of sexuality education in schools to information about fertility, donor conception and assisted reproductive treatment (ART), including IVF, donor conception and surrogacy.

Published: November 2018
Fertility & infertility, Donor conception

New teaching resource shakes up Sex Ed in Victoria

Headline: New teaching resource shakes up Sex Ed in Victoria

Victorian sexual and reproductive health education is undergoing a transformation with the launch tomorrow of new teaching resources for schools at the annual conference of the Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria Inc in Melbourne.

Possible health effects of IVF - Vietnamese
Author: VARTA
Published: October 2013
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Những ảnh hưởng có thể có của IVF đến sức khỏe (Possible health effects of IVF)

Em bé đầu  tiên của Úc được  thụ tinh trong  ống nghiệm (in-vitro fertilisation - IVF) được  sinh ra vào năm  1980.  Kể từ đó, trên  100.000 em bé được  thụ tinh bằng  cách sử dụng  IVF và các công nghệ  hỗ

trợ sinh sản  khác, đã được  sinh ra. Trong năm  2010,  3,3 phần trăm các em bé của Úc được  thụ tinh bằng  công nghệ  hỗ trợ sinh sản (assisted reproductive technologies - ART).

Published: October 2014
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Surrogacy

Nine’s ‘The Embassy’ highlights challenges of international surrogacy

People contemplating surrogacy arrangements have been strongly encouraged, wherever possible, to do so within Australia by the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA).

VARTA’s comments come in response to the first episode of the new Channel Nine program, ‘The Embassy’ which aired on Sunday, October 19. The program followed a number of Australians being assisted by the Australian Embassy in Thailand, including Australian Matt, his Canadian partner Wayne, and their newborn sons, Jaxon and Logan, born of a Thai surrogate.

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

No long-term effects of IVF on genetic make-up

Headline: No long-term effects of IVF on genetic make-up

Since the first IVF baby was born some 40 years ago, more than 7 million people have been born as a result of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as IVF. Studies have shown that babies born after ART are more likely to be born prematurely and to weigh less at birth, and they have a slightly greater risk of birth defects. However, by the time they become adults, research has shown that they are just healthy as other people. 

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

No long-term effects of IVF on genetic make-up

Headline: No long-term effects of IVF on genetic make-up

Since the first IVF baby was born some 40 years ago, more than 7 million people have been born as a result of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as IVF. Studies over the years have shown that babies born after ART are more likely to be born prematurely and to weigh less at birth, and they have a slightly greater risk of birth defects. However, by the time they become adults, research has previously shown that they are just healthy as other people. 

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