Access to treatment in South Australia is based on specific criteria and clinical need. Assisted reproductive treatment cannot be provided to a woman who has reached the average age of menopause.
A person (or couple) can access treatment at a registered clinic:
If the woman or her partner are, or appear to be, infertile. This usually means at least 12 months of unprotected intercourse or an inability to carry a pregnancy to term. To determine infertility, a clinic will normally undertake tests on both the woman and her partner (if any).
If there is a risk that a serious genetic defect, disease or illness would be transmitted to a child conceived naturally. You will need to contact your GP, an assisted reproductive treatment clinic or a genetic specialist to see if you qualify under this criterion.
If a woman’s deceased partner/spouse has left written instructions/directions that his sperm could be used for the benefit of his widow to conceive a child (posthumous use of sperm or embryos) - conditions apply
For the purposes of a recognised surrogacy agreement.
In the event of future infertility as a result of a serious medical condition/disease or from the treatment for the condition itself (for example chemotherapy which may render a person infertile)
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