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Published: March 2017
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Donor conception, Donor conception register services, Regulation

We were sperm donors

Headline: We were sperm donors

Read Carolyn's story about her experiences as a donor's wife.

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

What are my chances of having a baby with IVF?

Headline: What are my chances of having a baby with IVF?

Interpreting IVF clinic success rates in context

There has been much talk in the media about IVF clinic success rates and the language used by clinics to express average results. We know that about 25 per cent of women or couples who commence a single IVF cycle will take home a baby. We know that the average couple who has an IVF baby requires more than one treatment cycle.

One of the reasons that IVF clinic success rates are so complicated to explain to individuals or couples is that the couple themselves may not be average.

Published: September 2017
Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

What happens after egg freezing for ‘social’ reasons?

Headline: What happens after egg freezing for ‘social’ reasons?

Life circumstances, including not having a partner, can prevent women from having children during their most fertile years.

Donor conception, Donor conception register services

What is an information and support session?

Information for people applying to the Central or Voluntary Registers.

This information sheet covers:

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

What is assisted reproductive technology (ART)?

This brochure provides an overview of the most common techniques involved with assisted reproductive technology (ART), including IVF, artificial insemination, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). This brochure is also available in Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese traditional and simplified.

Published: January 2019
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Donor conception register services

What is the difference between the Central Register and the Voluntary Register?

 

Published: February 2015
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Donor conception

What makes us decide to tell or not to tell

Researchers at the University of Western Australia are investigating the reasons why people choose to tell or not tell members of their family and wider social network about their involvement in donor conception and are seeking participants in their study.

Who can participate?

Anyone who has participated in any type of donor conception programme (current or past):

What to do with your unused embryos?
Author: VARTA
Published: June 2012
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

What to do with your unused embryos?

People who have embryos in storage for use in assisted reproductive treatment often find it difficult to decide what to do with the embryos when they are no longer receiving treatment. The ‘What to do with your unused embryos?’ brochure outlines the available options.

What to do with your unused embryos? - Decision tool
Author: VARTA
Published: June 2012
Hardcopy/pdf
Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

What to do with your unused embryos? Decision tool

Decision tool

This is an interactive decision tool for what to do with unused embryos to assist with decision-making for people who are having difficulty making their mind up. Decision tools are commonly used in other areas of health care to help patients resolve difficult choices around possible treatment options. Decision tools have not been used previously to assist with decision-making regarding unused embryos.

Image of sperm being inserted into an egg via IVF
Published: March 2019
Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

What you need to know about IVF ‘add-ons’

Headline: What you need to know about IVF ‘add-ons’

Fertility specialists are constantly looking for ways to improve your chance of getting pregnant through IVF or other assisted reproductive techniques (ART) to have a baby. In the last few years a number of so called ‘add-ons’, or ‘adjuvant’ therapies, have been offered by IVF clinics. They are procedures or medications which are added to IVF treatment to try to improve your chance of success.

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