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.

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?

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.

The pros and cons of pre-implantation genetic testing of aneuploidy (PGT-A) brochure
Author: VARTA
Published: July 2019
Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

The pros and cons of pre-implantation genetic testing of aneuploidy (PGT-A)

This brochure is intended as a general introduction to preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A): what it is, how it is done and advantanges and disadvantages of doing PGT-A.  It should not be seen as a substitute for advice from doctors or other health professionals. Information contained in this brochure was correct at the time of writing however as PGT-A is a rapidly advancing technology it is important to check information with your fertility specialist.

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

The proven way to get pregnant faster

Headline: The proven way to get pregnant naturally

Knowing when ovulation happens is critical when you want to get pregnant because the window of opportunity to conceive is fairly small every month. Conception is only possible from about five days before ovulation through to the day of ovulation. These six days are the “fertile window” but the likelihood of conceiving is highest in the three days leading up to and including ovulation.


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.”

Donor conception

The value of having information about your donor

Brin found that as her kids reached 10 to 11 years of age they began to ask many questions about their donor. Unfortunately, as she had used an anonymous donor she can’t answer these. In retrospect she wishes she had used an identity-released donor and urges people considering donation to think about the normal questions their child is likely to ask and to use a donor whose identity can be known to the child.

Fertility & infertility

Think Fertility

The purpose of this site is to provide fertility news and research related information. There are items that are of special interest for those dealing with fertility.

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception

Thinking of donating sperm, eggs or embryos?

This brochure covers:

  • The implications of donating sperm,eggs or embryos
  • What are donors’ rights and responsibilities?
Donor conception

Thinking of using donor sperm, eggs or embryos?

This brochure covers:

  • The implications of having a child using donor sperm, eggs or embryos
  • What are your rights and responsibilities as a parent?