Assisted reproductive technology


The history of donor conception records in Victoria

This report begins with a brief socio-legal history of donor conception in the State of Victoria. Then, in subsequent chapters based on case studies of the three hospital sites, it traces what information was collected about donors pre-1988, how it was recorded and managed, where...

Cold comfort: is the fertility industry misleading women?

An increasing number of women in Australia and overseas are taking up the opportunity of freezing their eggs to be used later, as a kind of motherhood insurance. But some doctors are warning that these women, mainly in their thirties, are being misled, and being...

Report of the independent review of the Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction Act 2002 and Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002

The independent Review Committee, chaired by the Hon Peter Heerey QC takes the view that the basic structure of the legislation should remain, while making recommendations about the framework for human embryo research. The 33 recommendations that were produced relate largely to updating and clarifying...