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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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Last reviewed: June 2015

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When to tell: ages and stages | VARTA

Research shows that many parents lack confidence in telling their family story. Rather than deciding not to tell, they just keep putting it off. It is never too early or too late to start explaining how you became a family; however, research shows the earlier you begin telling a child the story of how they were conceived, the more straightforward and stress-free it is for you

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Fertility preservation in men | VARTA

There are two methods used in the preservation of fertility in men [collapse collapsed]

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Suspecting infertility | VARTA

Most people take their fertility for granted and do not expect to have problems conceiving.However, one in nine couples experience fertility difficulties. What to do if you suspecta problem If you have been trying to conceive for a year or more, it is time to seek medical advice.If you are over 35, you should see a doctor if you have been trying to conceive for six months

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Cancer and fertility | VARTA

It is often not possible to know whether cancer treatment will affect a persons fertility. Depending on the type of cancer and its treatment, a patients fertility may recover, but it could also be temporarily or permanently damaged.

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The process of donating | VARTA

Before donating you will need to:

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The emotional impact of donating | VARTA

Impact on you It is important to consider:

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How family and friends can help | VARTA

ART is demanding, whether someone is doing it alone or with the support of a partner. Showing your friend or family member that you arethinking of them and are there for them can make all the difference. Sometimes friends and family worry that they might say the wrong thing so avoid the personaltogether. Here are some practical suggestions to help support your friend or

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Donor conception | VARTA

Donor conception means creating a family using donated sperm, donated eggs or embryos.

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Assisted reproductive treatment (ART) | VARTA

Assisted reproductive treatment (ART), also known as assisted reproductive technology,refers to technologies and associated methods used to assist people in achieving a pregnancy. ART is used:

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Considering IVF, donor treatment or surrogacy overseas? | VARTA

If you are thinking about undertakingIVF, donor treatmentor surrogacy in another country, make sure you are aware of the laws and regulations of that country. Regulation of assisted reproductive treatment varies between countries.

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