Queensland Fertility Group, as part of 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.
Findings of a long term study following 25,000 women has shown that undergoing IVF is not linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.
The study explored whether ovarian stimulation during IVF could be linked to a higher risk of breast cancer. Women who began IVF treatment between 1983 – 1999, or who underwent other forms of fertility treatment during 1980 – 1995 were contacted, and followed up in 2013 to ascertain cancer incidence rates.
A ground breaking survey of 1,000 single Australian women aged 18-45 has confirmed career and lifestyle are taking priority for women over children. Awareness and acceptance of fertility preservation (freezing eggs) and the use of single woman donor sperm are very high.
Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Canberra, 13-16 September 2015
Media Release, 16 September 2015
Fertility specialists at our sister clinic, Melbourne IVF, today announced their second success in world leading treatment to achieve a pregnancy and birth from ovarian tissue grafted into the abdominal and pelvic walls of a woman who had been left infertile after cancer treatment.
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 Virtus Health (comprising Melbourne IVF, IVFAustralia, Hunter IVF, Queensland Fertility Group, & TasIVF).
Women with endometriosis are at an increased risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, according to results of a huge nationwide study of more than 14,000 subjects.
Moreover, women with a history of endometriosis whose pregnancies progressed beyond 24 weeks were found to be at a higher than average risk of complications, including haemorrhage (ante- and postpartum) and preterm birth.
Dr David Molloy, Medical Director of the Queensland Fertility Group, described a media article published in today’s Courier Mail calling for criminal and child protection background checks into IVF patients as drastic, discriminatory and offensive.
Australia’s leading fertility specialists are encouraging women to get the facts on fertility, after a national survey revealed more than half of respondents had surprising misconceptions about the impact of age on a woman’s fertility and chance of IVF success.
The story below was recently submitted on our Fertility Forum for current QFG patients. The author has kindly given her approval to share her story with you, and will remain anonymous. We hope it’s something to keep your spirits high as a reminder that goals can be achieved…
The Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE) is a society dedicated to developing and advancing fertility services in the Asia Pacific region. The 5th Congress of the Asia Pacific Regional Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE 2014), in conjunction with the FSA Annual Conference, was recently held in Brisbane April 4-6. World leading experts came together to share research findings about reproduction, reproductive medicine and patient care.