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Author: Louise Johnson
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Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Donor conception register services, Regulation

The 'Right to Know' legislation a year on

Louise Johnson, CEO of the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) speaks on the topic, 'The "Right to Know" legislation a year on' at the VARTA Twilight Seminar, 'Experiences of donor linking: Research and personal perspectives' on 9 July 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

Author: Dr Fiona Kelly, Associate Professor in Law at La Trobe University, and Dr Deborah Dempsey, Associate Professor in Sociology at Swinburne University of Technology
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Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Donor conception register services

The History of Donor Conception Records in Victoria

The History of Donor Conception Records in Victoria  was prepared for VARTA by Dr Fiona Kelly, Associate Professor in Law at La Trobe University, and Dr Deborah Dempsey, Associate Professor in Sociology at Swinburne University of Technology. The report was supported by the Victorian Government.

Fertility & infertility

The Infertility Network UK

Infertility Support - Infertility Network UK are the UK's leading infertility support network, offer infertility information, infertility support to fertility problems

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

The Zika virus: tips for couples trying to get pregnant

Headline: The Zika virus: tips for couples trying to get pregnant

Internationally, in Brazil and elsewhere, women who were infected with the Zika virus during their pregnancy have had babies born with severe birth defects. A big concern has been microcephaly, where a baby’s head and brain remain very small and fail to develop properly. Affected babies are likely to suffer severe developmental disabilities and may have a reduced lifespan.  Understandably, this finding has caused distress and concern in prospective parents who have been exposed to the Zika virus.

Audio
Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

The benefit of hindsight

Ben and Dinah talk about how they'd do things differently with the benefit of hindsight.

Dinah and Ben's IVF treatment lasted four years until Dinah finally gave birth to their daughter Tallulah in 2010. In listening to this podcast series please bear in mind that Dinah and Ben's experience is not universal, it is their story. This podcast series is not intended to replace or replicate medical advice.

Author: Chief Judge John Pascoe
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Surrogacy, Regulation

The child's right to know and family law orders

His Honour Chief Judge John Pascoe presented the 2016 Louis Waller Lecture on the topic The child's right to know and family law orders. This document is a transcript of the speech.

Donor conception, Donor conception register services, Regulation

The donor conception registers have moved to VARTA

Headline: The donor conception registers have moved to VARTA

Changes to legislation governing donor conception in Victoria mean that on 1 March 2017, the state’s donor conception registers moved from the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) to VARTA.

Audio
Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

The effect on a relationship

IVF treatment imposes many demands on couples. Not the least of these is the strain it can place on the couple's relationship itself. The impact on Anne and her husband took many forms. So did IVF treatment affect their relationship?

Audio
Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

The physical process

Dinah and Ben's IVF treatment lasted four years until Dinah finally gave birth to their daughter Tallulah in 2010. In listening to this podcast series please bear in mind that Dinah and Ben's experience is not universal, it is their story. This podcast series is not intended to replace or replicate medical advice.

Audio
Surrogacy

The surrogacy experience

Listen to this three part series covering an interview with Leanne (mother) and Antoinette (Leanne's mother and surrogate).

 "Surrogacy was our best option but we also knew that it wasn’t something that we could go and advertise to people and say, “Hey, we need someone to carry a child.”



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