Resources

Audio
Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Coming to terms with the end of treatment

Ben and Dinah talk about trying for another child and coming to terms with the end of their IVF treatment.

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.

Published: December 2015
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Surrogacy, Regulation

Commonwealth parliamentary inquiry into surrogacy announced

Attorney General George Brandis has announced a Commonwealth parliamentary inquiry into surrogacy, to be conducted by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs.

Announcing the inquiry, the Attorney General’s media release stated that “surrogacy raises a broad range of legal and social issues, and raises questions relating to the rights, responsibilities, values and protections of Australian citizens”.

Complaints and Feedback Policy and Procedures

VARTA acknowledges the importance of feedback, and a person’s right to express their opinion about VARTA’s services. Having a complaints and feedback policy allows VARTA to engage constructively with those who have used VARTA’s services, in order to improve both our services and the consumer experience.

Published: August 2017

Complaints and feedback form

VARTA acknowledges the importance of complaints and feedback, and a person’s right to express their opinion about VARTA’s services. Having a complaints and feedback policy allows VARTA to engage constructively with those who have used VARTA’s services, in order to improve both our services and the consumer experience.

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Donor conception register services

Connecting with donor siblings: Helen's story

Headline: Connecting with donor siblings: Helen's story
Author: Ken Daniels, University of Christchurch, New Zealand
Audio
Donor conception

Contact between the parties: what the research is beginning to tell us

Ken Daniels is Adjunct Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has worked in the field of assisted human reproduction for 35 years undertaking counselling, research and policy development. He has published over 140 papers and chapters in books. He is the author of the widely used book designed for parents and professionals, ‘Building a Family with the Assistance of Donor Insemination’.

Audio
Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Coping strategies during IVF treatment

Every couple finds its own way of coping with the highs and lows of IVF treatment. Anne discovered the need to have coping strategies once IVF treatment had begun. Uncertainties always loomed but Anne found ways of dealing with them.

Costs of IVF
Author: VARTA
Published: June 2013
Hardcopy/pdf
Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Costs of IVF

This brochure explains what IVF involves and what services may and may not be included in a clinic's fee per IVF cycle. 

In Australia, Medicare covers many of the fees associated with a cycle of IVF.  The remaining costs vary, depending on an individual's needs, the clinic you attend, and whether you have reached the Extended Medicare Safety Net threshold.

Published: October 2018
Hardcopy/pdf
Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Surrogacy

Creating a family storybook

A family storybook is a book or movie displaying information concerning how your family was created, presented in a child-friendly format.A family storybook is a book or movie displaying information concerning how your family was created, presented in a child-friendly format.

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