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Media Releases

Find out more about our latest news below, including medical breakthroughs in fertility treatment and case studies.

You can also find out more about new developments at IVFAustralia through our Blog, or our Research Projects page.

Australian marriage equality

 

“Virtus Health believes that everyone should be treated equally and have the right to marry the person they love. As an organisation which has a long standing commitment to helping people grow their families, regardless of their sexuality, we consider it time for inclusivity and equality for all Australians. ”

Sue Channon, CEO, Virtus Health

IVFAustralia is a member of Virtus Health.

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Poppy seed oil attracts undue media attention

Medical Directors from the country’s largest specialist fertility group Virtus Health temper the media’s suggestion that ‘Hope renewed for infertile women’ due to a poppy seed oil ‘cleaning of fallopian tubes.
 

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Welcomed: ACCC involvement in ensuring information for IVF patients is clear

IVFAustralia as part of Virtus Health, Australia’s leading group of fertility clinics, welcomes and supports the ACCC’s review of information provided by Australian fertility clinics on IVF success rates.

The ACCC wrote to fertility clinics across the country asking for a review of website content to ensure consumer understanding as there was a diverse way results were presented. ‎

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The first Australians to use Karyomapping genetic testing - deliver healthy babies on same day in different states

In an Australian first, two families have delivered healthy babies on the same day one in Melbourne the other Sydney conceived using karyomapping, a new pre-implantation genetic test based on the use of DNA fingerprinting to identify defective genes, introduced in Australia in November 2014 by Virt

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IVF not associated with reduced academic performance in adolescence

A nationwide analysis of more than 8000 ART children finds no difference in educational test scores.

The study’s findings were presented at the European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology Annual Scientific Meeting (ESHRE) on in Lisbon this week.

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Endometriosis associated with a greater risk of complications in pregnancy

Women with endometriosis are at an increased risk of miscarriage and

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Mitochondrial Donation via IVF: UK debate

Today’s news that UK Parliament has debated at length the possibility of allowing the creation of babies with DNA from three people through mitochondrial transfer, and will decide today if it is to become the first country in the world to allow this scientific advance to be translated in to clinical practice, is welcomed by IVFAustralia.

“IVFAustralia supports the scientific community's investigation into mitochondrial mutations to eradicate serious illness in children born from parents with mitochondrial problems,” said A/Prof Peter Illingworth Medical Director IVFAustralia.

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Australian First: New genetic test set to improve access and outcomes for couples undergoing IVF

In an Australian first, Virtus Health comprising Melbourne IVF, Queensland Fertility Group and IVFAustralia has introduced karyomapping, a new genetic test that will significantly improve access to treatment and the chance of a live birth for couples wishing to avoid the transmission of a serious genetic disorder to their children.

Patients who know they are carriers of a genetic disease, for example Haemophilia or Cystic Fibrosis, can have their embryos tested using karyomapping for preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).

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IVFAustralia continues to deliver high success rates for patients

Commenting on the Assisted reproductive technology in Australia and New Zealand 2012 Report (ANZARD) released today by The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Prof Michael Chapman reinforced the message that Australia is a world leader in safe IVF as fertility specialists focus on single embryo transfers for patients undergoing IVF

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Donor Conception

Nowadays at IVFAustralia, all our donor programmes are based on the principle of openness and respect the right of every individual who has been conceived following treatment with donated eggs and sperm to know the identity of their biological parents if they choose to do so once they have turned 18. This is because it is now clear that many young people who have been conceived in the past from anonymous sperm donation have experienced great distress from not knowing where they have come from. In some cases, this has had a profound effect on their lives.

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