VARTA is delighted to launch today The Fertility and Assisted Reproduction: Teaching Module, a ground-breaking new sexuality teaching resource which has been developed by VARTA and Family Planning Victoria (FPV).
VARTA is excited to announce that its 'Donor conception: towards openness' exhibition, held at Melbourne's City Library Gallery in June, has now been permanently housed on the VARTA website.
Just as the original exhibition was the first of its kind, so too is this online gallery – a unique collection of art, photography, writing, artefacts and memorabilia provided by people whose lives have been touched by donor conception.
VARTA has submitted two nominations to the Victorian Minister for Health Volunteer Awards to acknowledge the significant contribution made by a number of donor-conceived people and donors who have given countless hours to help promote public understanding of donor conception.
Parliamentary Documents: Bills under consideration and House Documents of the Parliament of Victoria.
Legislative Information: Information relating to legislation including commencement details, the value of penalty and fee units, weekly updates and instructional tools.
Legislation giving Victorians conceived through donor sperm donated before 1988 the right to access identifying information about their donors with their donor's consent passed on 21 August 2014 and took effect from 29 June 2015.
For information about birth certificates, contact the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
The supply of sperm donors in Victoria has dropped by 23 per cent over the past financial year, according to the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority's (VARTA's) Annual Report 2014. There were only 343 sperm donors at the start of 2013-14 compared to 445 in the previous year.
At the same time, the increase in demand for donor sperm from single women and those in same-sex relationships has resulted in demand outstripping supply in the state, with the use of donor insemination almost doubling between 2013-14 and 2012-13.
Victoria's sperm donor laws yield some surprises, but mostly happy ones
At least half of the donors who had donated anonymously were in favour of their offspring being able to know their identity. Shutterstock
Application form options:
A. Open application form > Print document > Write information > Sign > Scan and email to VARTA OR post to VARTA
B. Open application form document and save it as a pdf file to your computer > Open document from your computer (requires Adobe Reader* at least version 8) > Type your information into the form > Save form > Print and sign form > Scan and email OR post form to VARTA