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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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‘Experimental’ label on social egg freezing lifted by world’s leading fertility professional organisation, ASRM

Australia’s leading fertility specialists welcome the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) announcing its position to lift the ‘experimental’ label from egg freezing after a decade of research and development to review safety and efficacy.

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The Bondi Protocol

Further to media coverage this weekend, including The Australian and Daily Telegraph, Associate Professor Gavin Sacks, IVF Australia, explains the treatment approach behind the ‘Bondi Protocol’.

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Sperm donors shortages in New South Wales

Further to a recent article in MX Sydney, IVF Australia’s Medical Director, Associate Professor Peter Illingworth, comments on a shortage of sperm donors in New South Wales.

He said: “Sperm donations have been steadily declining for the last decade. We normally have around 15 to 20 donors at any one time, while demand usually requires 30 to 40 donors.

“One of the issues causing the shortages is a big growth in the need for donor sperm, and at the same time; donors have become a bit scared.

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Assisted reproductive technology in Australia and New Zealand 2010

Professor Michael Chapman, senior fertility specialist of IVF Australia comments on the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, Assisted reproductive technology in Australia and New Zealand 2010.

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Study: Full chromosomal testing significantly increases IVF pregnancy rates

The results of the first randomised study into a form of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) testing, 24Sure Array CGH (comparative genomic hybridization) technology, has found it significantly increases the pregnancy rates in IVF patients.

Published in May in the Journal of Molecular Cytogenetics, the American study found that 24Sure Array CGH technology delivers a 65% increase in pregnancy rates, even in younger patients with more favourable IVF outcomes.

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The Health of Children Following Assisted Reproductive Treatment

Professor Peter Illingworth Medical Director of IVFAustralia comments on The University of Adelaide's study 'Reproductive Technologies and the Risk of Birth Defects' presented over the weekend in Barcelona, Spain at the World Congress on Building Consensus in Gynecology, Infertility and Perinatology.

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The health of children conceived following IVF

IVFAutralia's Medical Director A/Prof Peter Ilingworth reassures parents on the health of children conceived following IVF after media reports this week of a study recently carried out in Switzerland. 

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IVFAustralia responds to Victorian Parliament Law Reform Committee's Final Report on the Inquiry into Access by Donor-Conceived People to Information about Donors

IVFAustralia's Medical Director A/Prof Peter Illingworth comments on the Victorian Parliament Law Reform Committee's Final Report on the Inquiry into Access by Donor-Conceived People to Information about Donors. 

This week, the Victorian Parliament Law Reform Committee presented its report.  One of the recommendations was that all past donors should be required to release their identity to the individuals conceived from that donation.

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Endless eggs discovery raises hopes for infertile women

IVFAustralia’s Medical Director A/Prof Peter Illingworth comments on this morning’s ground breaking news from Prof Jonathan Tilly, Massachusetts General Hospital Research team.

“We have long believed a woman was born with all the eggs she would have,” said Prof Illingworth.

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Mitochondrial Donation via IVF

IVFAustralia supports the Australian scientific community's investigation into mitochondrial mutations to eradicate serious illness in children born from parents with mitochondrial problems.

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