IVF Australia Blog - Fertile Minds

We would like to share our knowledge to educate and support those looking to grow their families. Our Virtus Health fertility network consists of IVFAustraliaMelbourne IVFQueensland FertilityGroupTasIVF and Virtus Fertility Centre.

One in six couples experience trouble conceiving, and we are working towards a future where everyone in the community has the opportunity to create a family. Patient care, scientific and clinical leadership and a passion for making a difference to people’s lives is always at the forefront of our minds.

We bring together leading doctors, scientists, researchers, nurses and operational staff to provide the highest quality of care across the full range of reproductive and fertility issues. Our Fertile Minds blog provides fertility related information authored by our leading minds from across the group. Here you can find the latest research, studies and fertility related information to help you understand fertility - from planning right through to treatment and technologies.

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*All opinions expressed on the blog belong to the individual doctors, scientists and specialists, not the Virtus Health group.

Showing blog articles tagged with Donor

Baking a Baby webinar

16 August 2021

Many parents would be considering how they'll explain assisted reproduction, including donor, IVF, surrogacy and more, to their future children.
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Donor conception baby

1 August 2021

Today's Fertile Minds article discusses donor conception - the process, privacy regulations in Australia, legislation and more.
Peter Illingworth

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Assoc. Prof. Peter Illingworth

Destigmatising Assisted Reproduction

26 May 2021

One of the world’s first ‘IVFlings’, Rebecca Featherstone, shares her insight into how far we’ve come in destigmatising assisted reproduction in Australia.
Rebecca Featherstone

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Rebecca Featherstone

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LGBTQ+ Guide to Fertility

25 February 2021

Fertility and family planning for LGBTQ+ couples. Surrogacy, donor services, trans fertility options.
Dr Bronwyn Devine

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Dr Bronwyn Devine

egg donation

4 January 2021

You’ve heard of sperm donation, but what happens when you need an egg? Here’s what you need to know. Read more about egg and embryo donation on our blog.
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Does men's age affect fertility?

29 November 2020

steps invovled to donate sperm in your state:
Dr Louise Fay

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Dr Louise Fay

sperm donation

22 October 2020

Who uses it? Who donates it? And what’s involved? Here is everything you wanted to know about this unique and common way of starting a family.
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Clock image fertility

19 September 2020

Australian women are increasingly turning to egg freezing to protect their fertility
Dr Manuela Toledo

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Dr Manuela Toledo

same sex couple

17 April 2020

Conceiving a baby in a same sex relationship
dr raewyn tierney

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Dr Raewyn Tierney

13 September 2016

Interview with a Sperm Donor. why a man decided to donate his sperm.
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Family - IVF and embryo donation

7 May 2015

For couples who have had IVF treatment, they might need to decide what to do with excess frozen embryos
Dr Melissa Luckensmeyer

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Dr Melissa Luckensmeyer

trying

6 March 2015

We offer comprehensive donor programs that can assist lesbian couples or single women to conceive using donor sperm and support gay couples through surrogacy.
michael chapman

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Prof. Michael Chapman