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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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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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Understanding reproduction | VARTA

It is useful to understand how eggs and sperm are normally formed, and how conception occurs to understandthe causes of infertility and how they are targeted in ART.

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About VARTA | VARTA

The Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) is a statutory authority funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.VARTA provides independent information and support for individuals, couples and health professionals on fertility and issues related toassisted reproductive treatment. This includesIVF,surrogacy anddonor-conception.

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Possible health effects of IVF | VARTA

This brochure wasdeveloped with the help from expertsin the IVF field. In the hands of experts, IVF procedures are safe and medical complications are rare. But as with all medical procedures, there are some possible health effects. This brochureprovides an overview of the possible physical and emotional health effects of IVF for men and women, and outcomes for children born as a result of treatment. The information refers to IVF and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

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Fertility and infertility | VARTA

Fertility is the ability to conceive and have children. Most of us take our fertility for granted but the process of reproduction is complexand sometimes couples experience difficulties when they try to have a baby. If you are planning to have a babythere are some things you and your partner can doto improve your chance of conceiving and having a healthy baby.

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Planning to have a baby | VARTA

If you are considering becoming pregnant in the future,there are some things you can do to improve your chances of achieving this. Planning ahead Some of the questions that you and your partner should considerinclude:

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Storage of your eggs, sperm & embryos in Victoria | VARTA

Eggs, sperm and embryos not used in a treatment procedure can be stored for future use. Eggs and sperm (gametes) can be stored for 10 years and embryos can be stored for five years. If you wish to keep your embryos in storage for longer than five years, you will need to consent to a further storage period with your clinic. You are able to store embryos for up to five years longer than the initial five-year storage period (i.e. total of 10 years).

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Finding a donor | VARTA

Once you are comfortable to proceed with donor conception, the next step is to find the right donor. There are a number of different options. It is not necessary to go overseas. Consider not only what would meet your needs but most importantly those of the child to be born. Ask yourself:Can I imagine my child approving of our choice of donor and the way we have gone about this process? [collapse collapsed]

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