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

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How long should I continue with IVF?

It is always a difficult decision to know when enough is enough. There are a number of factors that should guide you in your decision.
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Fertility Specialists bust myths about sex and fertility

In an effort to bust some common fertility myths IVFAustralia held a free breakfast seminar, Fertility In The City, to help couples understand their pregnancy potential, now and in the future.
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Ethics of Genetic Screening

Today’s media commentry of a US company’s new genetic test that screens for traits such as eye colour or athleticism is clearly not what our patients or medical team are focused on, rather at the centre of our care is the desire for a healthy baby.
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World Breakthrough - First Pregnancy From Ovarian Tissue Grafted in the Anterior Abdominal Wall

IVFAustralia’s sister clinic Melbourne IVF together with the Royal Women’s Hospital (the Women’s) announced the world’s first pregnancy from ovarian tissue grafted in the anterior abdominal wall of a Victorian woman today at the Fertility Society of Australia Conference in Sydney.

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One in two women aged under 35 will achieve success

Headlines from today’s media cover National Perinatal Statistics Unit annual report, regarding success rates for Australian IVF clinics

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Health of children conceived following ICSI

This week a Swedish study on the effects of ICSI (a form of assisted reproductive technology) on the health of children conceived from this treatment was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and received some conflicting media coverage.

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Embryoscope – minute by minute view of an embryo’s development

The British researchers announcement regarding an improved technique for IVF that involves thousands of time-lapse photos during the earliest stages of embryo development was reported on Channel 9 National news and the Today Show over the weekend, and included a local perspective as IVFAustralia’s specialists are also working on pioneering digital time lapsed imagery techno

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IVFAustralia’s leading fertility specialists pay tribute to the late Sir Robert Edwards, pioneer of IVF

Sir Robert Edwards, who has died aged 87 and Patrick Steptoe (who died in 1988) were the IVF pioneers achieving the most significant advance in the history of reproductive medicine through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), determining how to overcome infertility by removing an egg from a woman‘s ovary, fertilising it in the laboratory with her partner’s sperm, enabling its early development in to an embryo and then transferring it back to the woman’s w

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Study finds prolonged TV watching can lower sperm count

Professor Michael Chapman, one of IVFAustralia’s most experienced fertility specialists, comments on the findings of a British study released this week.

He said: “The British Journal of Sports Medicine study found that men who do little exercise and spend much of their spare time watching TV have lower sperm counts than more active men.

“The study looked at 200 students in the United States, and found that clocking up more than 20 hours of TV viewing time a week is detrimental to sperm count.

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Egg donation in Australia

Further to an article in the Sunraysia Daily over the weekend, IVF Australia’s Medical Director, Associate Professor Peter Illingworth, comments on the process involved in egg donation in Australia.
 
He said: “In Australia, egg donation is permitted on an altruistic basis.  That is, the act of one woman choosing to help another. While the donor’s expenses can be covered, they are not allowed to be paid for their eggs.
 

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