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.

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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

Written by

Prof. Michael Chapman

Male sperm donor - get a grip

3 February 2015

Making a sperm donation is one of the most generous things a man can do, as it gives others the chance to have a baby. To find out more, visit our website.
michael chapman

Written by

Prof. Michael Chapman

IVF success rate

4 November 2014

interest in a clinic’s IVF success rates. But what do these figures really mean and how do you compare them between clinics
Peter Illingworth

Written by

Assoc. Prof. Peter Illingworth

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22 July 2014

Five things you need to know about using donor sperm, eggs and embryos
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Written by

Dr Susan Winspear

complimentary therapy acupuncture

19 June 2014

Current study: Can acupuncture support IVF treatment?
a/prof gavin sacks

Written by

Assoc. Prof. Gavin Sacks

Solemn woman drinking tea by the window

12 April 2014

The media is increasingly full of stories showcasing the latest 50 year old mum, or the celebrity who has undergone IVF.
Leita Fien

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Leita Fien

friends with flowers on face ovarian

23 February 2014

the procedure is used to help women preserve ovarian tissue and hopefully eggs
Dr Kate Stern

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Dr Kate Stern

Will IVF children be as healthy?

21 February 2014

In 2007 a local Melbourne paediatrician approached me curious about whether girls conceived through In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and other Assisted Reproducti
A/Prof John McBain

Written by

Assoc. Prof. John McBain

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17 November 2013

Thankfully for the vast majority of people, post mortem sperm retrieval will never become a reality. Read more about this topic on our Fertile Minds blog.
Dr Ben Kroon

Written by

Dr Ben Kroon

donation - do something great

8 June 2013

While the majority of Australians are aware of the need for blood and organ donation, the requirement for sperm donors is largely unknown.
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Virtus Health

Embryologists looking at embryos with embryoscope

24 September 2012

Advanced Embryo Selection Increases IVF Pregnancy Rates
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Written by

Dr Leeanda Wilton