Resources

Published: January 2020
Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Donor conception register services

What do people linked through donor conception want to know about each other?

Headline: What do people linked through donor conception want to know about each other?

Over the last few decades many thousands of people have been born as a result of donor sperm or eggs in Victoria. As they reach adulthood, some yearn to know more about their genetic origins and some donors want to know more about the people they helped conceive. Donor linking is the process by which donor-conceived people (DCP), parents of donor-conceived children and donors can access information about each other.

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
Video
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
Hardcopy/pdf
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.

Published: May 2020
Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

What's your chance of a second IVF baby?

Headline: What's your chance of a second IVF baby?

Most people who want children want more than one. So, if you’ve already had a baby through IVF, what’s your chance of having a second baby through IVF too?  

Researchers used data from IVF clinics in Australia and New Zealand to work out the odds. They looked at 35,290 women who had an IVF baby using their own eggs between 2009 and 2013, and followed them for another two years until December 2015. 

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