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5 November 2019

A/Prof John McBain reflects on the pioneering work of his late colleague Sir Robert Edwards

16 October 2019

Women undergoing IVF could soon have a better chance of improving the quality of embryos.

27 September 2019

We’re proud to announce a new partnership between Virtus Health and Business Chicks, the country’s largest and most influential community for women.

17 September 2019

New study warns about the accuracy of fertility apps used by thousands of Australian women who are trying to conceive.

16 September 2019

Professor John McBain, founder of Melbourne IVF, received the FSA Honorary Life Membership for his contribution to the science of human reproduction and ART.

16 September 2019

New research states elective sperm freezing should also be considered by men in regards to declining g fertility.

6 September 2019

Melbourne IVF Scientific Director Professor David Gardner explains the significance of investigating the role antioxidants play in early embryo development.

3 September 2019

New research from the MCRI found that any effect that assisted reproduction technology has on babies’ genes is largely corrected by adulthood.

14 August 2019

Melbourne IVF welcomes investigation into the long term effects of ICSI.

3 July 2019

There has been some media coverage overnight about Ovarian hyperstimulation (OHSS) a long-standing and well-recognised complication of IVF.

3 July 2019

Victorian Government will improve access to ART for same sex female couples to use donated sperm, eggs and embryos.

24 May 2019

Innovative Australian technology which uses artificial intelligence to predict the likelihood of an individual IVF embryo leading to a viable pregnancy.

24 January 2019

New research shows that endometrial scratching in the month prior to an embryo transfer does not increase the chance of an embryo implanting

25 March 2018

Australia's first pregnancy has been achieved from embryos that have been monitored and filmed using the next generation time lapse digital imaging technology

17 October 2017

Professor David Gardner, has become the second Australian to be acknowledged by the ASRM having received the Distinguished Researcher Award for his research

12 September 2017

Virtus Health fertility specialists are leaders in their field as a consequence of the care they provide to their patients.

30 June 2017

Virtus Health believes that everyone should be treated equally and have the right to marry the person they love

23 May 2017

Professor David Gardner receives the rare and esteemed honour of induction to the Australian Academy of Science.

19 May 2017

Medical Directors from temper the media’s suggestion that ‘Hope renewed for infertile women’ due to a poppy seed oil ‘cleaning of fallopian tubes.

15 November 2016

Melbourne IVF welcomes and supports the ACCC’s review of information provided by Australian fertility clinics on IVF success rates.