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VARTA - Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority

The Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) provides independent information and support for individuals, couples and health professionals on fertility and issues related to assisted reproductive treatment (ART).

VARTA is a statutory authority funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. VARTA's website content is informed by evidence and the guiding principles within the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 (Vic). Visit the VARTA website for:
  • information and resources on fertility and infertility, assisted reproductive treatments, IVF, donor conception, and surrogacy
  • upcoming seminars, workshops and events
  • information and support for people affected by an application to the donor register services
  • regulation of assisted reproductive treatment (ART) providers and the import and export of donated eggs, sperm and embryos formed from donor gametes.

VARTA is the lead agency in the Fertility Coalition, a group of four independent organisations running the Your Fertility program. Your Fertility is a national program to educate Australians who want children, or want more children, about some of the key factors that affect fertility.

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Donors | VARTA

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Donor-linking | VARTA

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Surrogacy | VARTA

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Is donor conception right for me? | VARTA

Your decision to have children with the help of donated eggs, sperm, or embryos is a lifelong one. It will be the result of an extensive process of consultation and discussion with many people. Your fertility specialist and the counsellor at your clinic will provide you with information about using donor gametes (sperm and eggs) and can help you explore the associated social

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The legal side of surrogacy | VARTA

Within Australia, surrogacy is legal but paying a surrogate beyond medical and other reasonable expenses is not. The laws affecting surrogacy vary across States and Territories.If you are considering a surrogacy arrangement you should always seek advice locally, to takeyour individual circumstances into account. Surrogacy and the law in Victoria In Victoria, the Assisted

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Sperm donor meets the family created from his donation | VARTA

Listen to thisinterview with Adrian, a sperm donor for single mother, Dianne. When we were approached by the registry to make potential contact by the donor family it was a difficult decision. It was just that we had to consider how we wouldlink andthe possibility surrounding meeting the donor family into our lives at that given time.Adrian decided he would give consent

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