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We would like to share our knowledge to educate and support those looking to grow their families. Our Virtus Health fertility network consists of IVFAustraliaMelbourne IVFQueensland FertilityGroupTasIVF and Virtus Fertility Centre.

One in six couples experience trouble conceiving, and we are working towards a future where everyone in the community has the opportunity to create a family. Patient care, scientific and clinical leadership and a passion for making a difference to people’s lives is always at the forefront of our minds.

We bring together leading doctors, scientists, researchers, nurses and operational staff to provide the highest quality of care across the full range of reproductive and fertility issues. Our Fertile Minds blog provides fertility related information authored by our leading minds from across the group. Here you can find the latest research, studies and fertility related information to help you understand fertility - from planning right through to treatment and technologies.

Prefer video content over written? We've got you covered. Check out our Fertile Minds Youtube Channel.

*All opinions expressed on the blog belong to the individual doctors, scientists and specialists, not the Virtus Health group.

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Menstrual disorders - heavy or prolonged periods

11 August 2021

The ‘Let’s Talk about Periods’ Series explores the common menstrual disorders, by fertility specialist Dr Iris Wang.
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Dr Iris Wang

Fertility Specialist

Donor conception baby

1 August 2021

Today's Fertile Minds article discusses donor conception - the process, privacy regulations in Australia, legislation and more.
Peter Illingworth

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Assoc. Prof. Peter Illingworth

Menstrual disorders explained

1 July 2021

In this Fertile Minds article, we talk menstrual disorders and their affect on fertility - from irregular periods, painful periods, heavy periods and more.
dr iris wang

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Dr Iris Wang

Fertility Specialist

Destigmatising Assisted Reproduction

26 May 2021

One of the world’s first ‘IVFlings’, Rebecca Featherstone, shares her insight into how far we’ve come in destigmatising assisted reproduction in Australia.
Rebecca Featherstone

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Rebecca Featherstone

Relationship Manager

Kate Munnings, Group CEO

12 May 2021

Kate Munnings has enjoyed her role as Group CEO of Virtus Health for just over a year - here are her reflections on the industry and how far we've come.
Kate Munnings

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Kate Munnings

Group CEO, Virtus Health

Mother's day

5 May 2021

Mother's Day can be difficult if you're struggling with infertility. Read the advice from a fertility counsellor on ways to cope, on our blog.
Melissa Stephens

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Melissa Stephens

Essential Oils and Pregnancy

22 March 2021

Essential oils are viewed as safe and natural, but recent research suggests some may be hazardous. Are essential oils safe if you're trying to conceive?
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Virtus Health

OneLab IVF innovation

9 March 2021

Learn about the recent innovations in IVF laboratories, and the strategy set to achieve increased pregnancy success for patients
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Virtus Health

top questions about pregnancy

2 March 2021

Top questions about pregnancy answered by OBGYN and fertility specialist Iris Wang from IVFAustralia
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Virtus Health

LGBTQ+ Guide to Fertility

25 February 2021

Fertility and family planning for LGBTQ+ couples. Surrogacy, donor services, trans fertility options.
Dr Bronwyn Devine

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Dr Bronwyn Devine

treatment options male

25 January 2021

Everything you need to know about testing for genetic disorders, according to a doctor. Read more about why get tested, what tests are available and more.
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egg quantity ivf

15 January 2021

You might have a top-shelf full of anti-aging products, but when it comes to fertility, it's time to talk about egg-freezing.
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