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Press Releases

Read our latest press releases and find out what’s happening behind the scenes at TasIVF.

Poppy seed oil attracts undue media attention

Medical Directors from the country’s largest specialist fertility group Virtus Health temper the media’s suggestion that ‘Hope renewed for infertile women’ due to a poppy seed oil ‘cleaning of fallopian tubes.
 

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TasIVF welcomes ACCC involvement in ensuring information for IVF patients is clear

TasIVF, part of Virtus Health, 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. ‎

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TasIVF applauds the women of Tasmania for their generosity

The generosity of Tasmania women donating their eggs to help other women and couples have a chance for the family they dream of is unique and highlights the community of women in Tasmania.

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TasIVF to open new clinic in Launceston

TasIVF is extending its network of care, with a new clinic opening in Launceston by the end of October to assist the increasing number of people needing fertility treatment to start their family.

“TasIVF has always offered consultations with fertility specialists in Launceston and Devonport. However, the new clinic to open in the Victoria Tower in Launceston at the end of this month will improve the care for locals,” said Dr Bill Watkins, Medical Director TasIVF.

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TasIVF turns to US for donors

The Mercury, 19th November 2013

SPERM will be imported from the United States from next year because of an increase in women wanting IVF and a shortage of donors in Tasmania.

TasIVF director Dr Bill Watkins said 2013 had been the clinic's busiest year since opening in 1983 as one of Australia's first fertility units.

He said supply could not keep up with demand and the wait for donor sperm had stretched to about two years.

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