As Australia’s largest network of fertility specialists, Virtus Health takes leadership on issues within the profession.
Our primary concern and focus is on ensuring our patients are supported and have access to appropriate treatments during their journey to parenthood. For example, we:
- Work with government to protect patients’ rights to Medicare funding, by demonstrating the healthcare savings from single embryo transfer (reducing the risk of premature births in multiple pregnancies)
- Lobby for consistent Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) legislation across the states (lobbying against the Victorian Criminal Record and Child Protection Order checks), and
- Peter Illingworth, one of our Medical Directors, works with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NH & MRC) to support and develop national standards in medical care, health and research.