Genea in the news
24 July 2023: 'Revolutionary IVF Study' | The Today Show Sydney
A study by Genea Fertility scientists has led to the birth of 70 healthy babies from the use of embryos which would have previously been deemed unfit for use and discarded. Two of those babies are 10-month-old identical twin sisters Ella and Ruby Bent. The girls, along with parents Louise and Nick, and Scientific Director Steve McArthur appeared on Nine’s Today Extra to share the story of how Genea Fertility’s industry-leading genetic testing
provides women and couples with the highest number of viable embryos during the IVF process and, therefore, the best chance of a successful pregnancy
27 June 2023: 'Oh baby, app shows growing IVF embryos' | Adelaide Advertiser
"Prospective parents will be able to watch their embryos grow by simply checking a phone app (MyGenea
), under advanced technology coming to Adelaide". The MyGenea app has landed in Adelaide and available to Genea Fertility SA
patients undergoing fertility treatment.
15 May 2023: Meet the surrogate babies born via their grandmother and aunt at Genea Wollongong | Australian Story
"It's not every day a mother volunteers to give birth to her daughter's child. But that's the gift 52-year-old Jasmina offered to her daughter Michelle and husband Jono. Incredibly, Jono's sister Sophie, a mother of three, also stepped up to be a surrogate for the couple, who've battled with infertility for years." Genea Elements IVF Fertility Specialist Assoc Prof Lionel Reyftmann has helped a family dream come true.
18 April 2023: Wollongong's Genea IVF clinic is giving hope to Illawarra couples battling infertility
Genea Elements IVF Fertility Specialist Assoc Prof Lionel Reyftmann has helped an Illawarra couple struggling with conception achieve their family dreams through assisted conception IVF. "It was definitely worth it. He has definitely changed our lives," said Ms McMinn in the Illawarra Mercury article.
15 November 2022: Genea arrives in Queensland with Brisbane clinic opening
Genea has been helping couples create families for more than 37 years – and now we are in Queensland. Genea Medical Director Associate Professor Mark Bowman and Genea Brisbane Fertility Specialist Dr John Esler welcomed media at the clinic’s opening in November. They highlighted the superior technology, expertise and care that is now available to Queensland families thanks to the arrival of Genea Brisbane.
21 October 2022: Male infertility a factor in one third of all IVF cycles
When a couple’s attempts to conceive fail, thoughts usually turn to a woman’s fertility. However, figures from the latest Australian and New Zealand Reproductive Database (ANZARD) report prove male fertility should also be considered if a couple faces difficulties falling pregnant naturally.
The report found male infertility was a factor in one in three IVF cycles undertaken by couples in 2020. In 20 per cent of cycles male infertility was the sole reason for treatment, while 11.2 per cent of cycles were due to a combination of male and female infertility.
To help dispel the stigma that can sometimes surround male infertility, Genea Hollywood
patients Matt and Mylie Hammond spoke to 9Honey Parenting about their experience with male infertility – and their journey to become parents of adorable baby son Jasper.
6 October 2022: Brittany Hockley reveals why she froze her eggs with Genea Horizon
Like many women her age, Brittany Hockley knows she wants children one day – but not any time soon. She also knows that as women head past their mid-30s, their fertility begins to decline. That is why Brittany made the decision to freeze her eggs with Genea Horizon.
“I wanted to be sure that when the time came, I’d have the choice, that my biological clock wouldn’t have taken that away from me,” Brittany wrote on Mamamia.
13 June 2022: The Today Show;'We got our little miracle after years of trying'
Watch Genea patient, Deborah Hughes on the Today Show. Deborah underwent multiple unsuccessful rounds of IVF with competitors until she was recommended Genea through a friend. After meeting with Dr Derek Lok and undergoing one round of IVF at Genea Liverpool, she fell pregnant and gave birth to her baby Ruby.
12 June 2022: Ranked: Australia’s best and worst IVF clinics
Couples desperate for a child are spending $5,000 out of pocket on a single IVF cycle. Now the best and worst performing clinics can be revealed. Search and see the full list.
17 December 2021: Mother says permanent telehealth is a 'massive win' for rural IVF patients
Regional patients struggling to conceive now have increased support to access Australia’s leading Fertility Specialists
, with announcement Telehealth is here to stay.
15 December 2021: Fertility provider Genea makes appointments more accessible through virtual healthcare
The Federal Government has announced that telehealth is here to stay, Genea discusses the implications for fertility patients and expresses support for increased accessibility to world leading fertility care.
29 November 2021: What you need to know about IVF
Success rates, costs, what’s involved in the process- Genea patients Lizi and Geoff Simms open up about their journey and Genea Fertility Specialist Dr Michael Allen sorts fact from fiction.
11 November 2021: Working in Fertility Nursing
For Genea Fertility Nurse, Jill Briggs, working with couples on their road to parenthood and sharing some of the happiest moments of their lives is the most rewarding part of her job.
9 November 2021: Testing for diseases now covered by Medicare
Genea patients, Sammy and Tim Fitzpatrick are praising the Federal Government for making changes to Medicare. Dr Mike Allen
and Genea’s support for the Government’s announcement.
24 October 2021: PGD soon to be covered by Medicare
Genea Scientific Director, Steve McArthur who pioneered Day 5 embryo biopsy for PGD says, “the announcement is an amazing outcome for patients who need to use PGD, what is already a difficult process will be made less expensive and now more accessible to patients.”
17 October 2021: Genea reports rise in egg freezing during pandemic
Kathleen Waite, Genea Fertility General Manager sheads light on why Genea has seen an increase in women wanting to take control of their fertility and Britt Hockley shares her experience of egg freezing.
15 October 2021: The effects of the pandemic
Ashlyn & Ashley Groves were diagnosed with unexplained infertility, the couple had their first IVF cycle at Genea in September 2020 and were part of the many who had treatment during the pandemic. The Groves tell their story and Dr Mike Allen shares his views on why more couples are seeking support during the pandemic.
30 September 2021: Everything you have ever wondered about egg freezing
Dr Cheryl Phua on taking control of your fertility and what’s involved in egg freezing through Genea Horizon.
29 September 2021: New IVF technology at Genea Fertility sees spike in live birth rate
Elle and Michel Buonaiuto can’t quite believe their daughter Zara came from the same bundle of cells they first viewed on their Grow by Genea
app. Dr Mike Allen
talks through the latest IVF technology
that is increasing live birth rates.
19 September 2021: Unprecedented rise in IVF success rates, but multiple births fall to record low
The number of twins and triplets born in Australia to women who undergo IVF
has plummeted to a record low in the past ten years, while the live birth rate continues to climb, Genea Fertility experts discuss the nation’s latest data.
5 September 2021: Why one dad is breaking the taboo around male factor infertility this Father’s Day
Genea patient Dave Hodge and Genea Fertility Specialist, Dr Derek Lok
open up about male factor infertility
and discuss the latest results from a Genea study of over 40,000 semen samples.
3 September 2021: Genea Sperm study findings
Ahead of Father’s Day, Genea share the results of our most recent study into male factor infertility
29 August 2021: Let’s clear this up once and for all, do women and men have anything to worry about regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and their fertility?
There is no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccination will impact male or female fertility, Genea Medical Director Mark Bowman
29 August 2021: Canberra lockdown: COVID changes family plans
Dr Tween Low, Genea Fertility Specialist
discusses the impact of ACT COVID restrictions on family planning and fertility treatment.
28 August 2021: Health experts encourage those TTC and Pregnant to get the vaccination
Genea Medical Director, Mark Bowman encourages those trying to have a baby or pregnant to please follow health advice and get the COVID-19 vaccination.
26 August 2021: Genea fertility clinic at Dudley Private Hospital growing families with Geri® Incubator
Sarah and David Hodge share their journey to parenthood and discuss the importance of Genea’s leading IVF technology
29 July 2021: Fertility Fries on Embryo transfer day?
A growing number of women undergoing IVF believe munching on Maccas chips will ensure they get pregnant. But does it actually work? Genea Fertility Specialist Rachael Rodgers
on what is fact and what is fiction.
1 July 2021: Fertility clinic offers Hawaiian holiday for vaccinated staff
One of Australia’s largest fertility providers is offering staff the chance to win a trip for two to Hawaii if they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of September. Genea introduced the employee incentive to accelerate the vaccine rollout across its workforce.
11 June 2021: Sydney-developed incubator gives ‘significant’ boost to IVF births
9 May 2021: Mother’s Day 2021
Sydney scientists have shown a method of IVF treatment which creates an environment that more closely mimics the fallopian tube significantly boosts live birth rates. The Geri® incubator, created by scientists at Genea clinics, keeps embryos in individual chambers within the same fluid for their entire incubation period, taking continuous photos from up to 11 different cross-sections so they can be monitored without disruption.
11 June 2021: IVF incubator breakthrough boosts live births
Genea Australia uses a machine called the Geri® incubator that allows technicians to observe an embryo in staggering detail without ever opening the machine.
11 June 2021: IVF breakthrough
One in 20 are born with the help of fertility treatment, a new breakthrough is helping even more people fufill their dream of becoming parents.
11 June 2021: Good news for those TTC
Australian scientitsts are capturing the beginning of embryo devedlopment, their discovery has led to a 12% boost in success for those struggling to concieve.
For some women, Mother's Day is extra special, because for them it's a long journey to get to parenthood. But with the help of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and IVF, couples who may never have had children are today celebrating as families
9 May 2021: Mother’s Day 2021: Women who became mums with the help of IVF
For some the journey to becoming a mum has been an arduous one. On this Mother’s Day, we tell the stories of four women who overcame significant hurdles for the chance to enjoy motherhood.
28 March 2021: Your IVF Success website launches to help people with fertility challenges compare clinics, Lauren Sattler shares her story
patients, Lauren and Mitch Sattler discuss how the YourIVFSuccess website
would have been a big help when they were first considering IVF clinics.
7 March 2021: Local Mum believes stigma holds people back from discussing IVF
Armidale mother Jessica Dixon wants more families to talk freely about IVF. Jessica and Leonard share their story to conception as Genea Tamworth
Fertility Specialist, Dr Mark Livingstone
announces he will now be supporting local couples via TeleHealth.
17 February 2021: NSW, Canberra IVF clinics: Best and worst centres revealed
For the first time, couples undergoing IVF treatment can compare the success rates of providers to national averages
. Genea patient Laura Smith talks about what this means for patients and Genea Scientific Director, Steve McArthur discusses what contributes to Genea’s success.
17 February 2021: First Federally Funded IVF site
Genea Scientific Director, Steven McArthur on the new 'YourIVFSuccess' website
and what contributes to success in IVF.
15 February 2021: 'YourIVFSuccess' website will help hopeful parents make informed choice
Genea Canberra Fertility Specialist, Dr Tween Low
on the importance of transparency of success rates.
15 February 2021: Trust a website on IVF? It’s conceivable
After years of calling for greater transparency in success rates, the Federal Government launch the 'YourIVFSuccess' website
to support patients compare fertility clinic data. Genea patient, Laura Smith and Genea Medical Director Mark Bowman
discuss the benefits of the site.
11 February 2021: New website gives Australians access to IVF clinic success rates
Australia has officially launched its first website, 'YourIVFSuccess
', where parents can search for the performance rates of individual IVF clinics – allowing greater transparency. Genea patients share their thoughts on the website.
11 February 2021: Would-be parents given access to IVF predictor, clinic success rates
The ‘Your IVF Success’ website
will be launched by the federal government, Genea patient, Heidi Stevens says it will be a game changer and shares her journey.
27 January 2021: Country couple challenge the taboo of infertility
Rachel and Nick Rawlinson speak up to help fight outdated stigmas and discuss Genea’s new book, Where Babies Come From
23 January 2021: Farewell Mark Bowman
The Today Show pays tribute to our Medical Director, Mark Bowman
who is retiring from practice after 31 years of making babies.
16 January 2021 : Behind the scenes of an IVF lab
ABC speak with Genea Scientific Director, Steven McArthur to learn more about what happens in a IVF laboratory.
13 December 2020: Experts publish stigma breaking book
One child in every classroom is conceived with the help of fertility treatment, it is the untold story of conception that we are not sharing with our kids but that’s about to change. Seven News covers the launch of Genea’s book, Where Babies Come From
30 November 2020: Forget the stigma, we are fast becoming an IVF nation
Genea calls on children to be more educated on fertility, The Daily Telegraph reports on Genea breaking the taboo and shaking up the conversation with the launch of a new film and children’s book explaining where some babies come from
18 November 2020: IVF Boom
Genea’s Kathleen Waite discusses the IVF boom post COVID, Genea’s ‘In this Together’
initiative and the upcoming advancements in the fertility space.
26 October 2020: Rise in IVF as families consider what is important
Genea Fertility Specialist Dr Tween Low
shares the news that Genea has seen an increase in the number of IVF cycles and discusses the ‘In this Together’
initiative to reduce cost uncertainty for patients.
24 October: 2020 Demand for IVF skyrockets
Genea Fertility Specialist Dr Cheryl Phua
discusses the rise in IVF cycles at Genea after COVID restrictions were lifted.
6 September 2020: Quite Amazing: 1 in 10
One in 10 babies born to women over 35 are now conceived via IVF and freeze all cycles are up. The latest industry data is shared with Laura, Ben and baby Hunter’s story.
6 September 2020: Father’s Day
The Allcock family celebrate Father’s Day and share their experience of IVF.
31 August 2020: Breaking the taboo
Male factor infertility
remains a taboo but country boy, David opens up about his challenge to conceive and his IVF journey.
30 August 2020: Left standard by border closure
Evans Head residents, Samantha and Clint were unable to complete their IVF cycle in Queensland due to COVID border restrictions, General Manager of Operations, Kathleen Waite discusses how Genea were able to support them.
2 August 2020: Embryo Artwork
There’s a new trend in art, Genea Patients Alyce and Jesse Brown had their embryo image painted by a watercolour artist. Originally photographed in the Geri incubator and shared via the Grow app
, this impressive piece of artwork hangs proudly in their living room.
17 July 2020: Fertile Ground
Genea Scientific Director, Steven McArthur discusses his career and the advancements in lab technology with his local paper.
27 June 2020: Workplace bonds
Steve McArthur and Mark Bowman
have been working together at Genea Fertility for 27 years, together they have been at the forefront of IVF, innovating the delivery of treatment for thousands of patients.
19 June 2020: Genea’s support for patients
Genea’s Kathleen Waite speaks with Channel 7 about the changes we’ve seen in the delivery of fertility treatment as a result of COVID and the importance of Genea’s care model
and technology in supporting patients
25 May 2020: Everything you need to know about IVF
Genea Fertility Specialist Dr Rachael Rodgers
talks through the details of what to expect, cost and who is best suited for IVF. Learn more about IVF treatment.
10 May 2020: Mums celebrate Mother’s Day
patients, Lauren and Aaron share their experience of IVF.
8 May 2020: COVID-19 restrictions lifted on fertility clinics
Genea Scientific Director, Steve McArthur discusses the relaunch of IVF services in Australia and the patient care
and scientific excellence
offered to patients at Genea.
30 April 2020: Canberra couples cheer restart of IVF
Genea Canberra Fertility Specialist, Dr Tween Low
shares her views as to how couples have coped with the shut-down and re-launch of IVF services.
30 March 2020: A journey through IVF
Genea Fertility Specialist Dr Andrew Wong
discusses the support offered to local couples at Genea Orange
21 April 2020: IVF Resumes
Associate Professor Mark Bowman
discusses how thrilled he is for patients.
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