Monash IVF timeline
1971 – Monash IVF was formed
1973 – World’s first IVF pregnancy
1980 – Australia’s first IVF birth
1983 – World’s first frozen embryo birth
The first ever baby was born from an embryo frozen prior to transfer.
1984 – World’s first birth from donated eggs
We achieved the world’s first successful pregnancy using donor eggs, providing women unable to conceive using their own eggs with a vital new option.
1985 – World’s first pregnancy and birth from surgically-removed sperm
We accomplished the world’s first pregnancy and birth from a sperm-retrieval operation (for a blocked sperm duct).
1987 – Development of world’s first sperm microinjection technology
By pioneering the world’s first sperm microinjection technology, the Monash IVF Group paved the way for the development of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment.
1989 – Australia’s first IVF surrogate birth
1995 – Australia’s first birth from in-vitro maturation
A baby was born via growing and fertilising immature eggs.
1996 – Australia’s first birth using PGT (preimplantation genetic testing)
1999 – Our Australian team achieved the first baby born from a vitrified egg
2010 – First Australian elected as President of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS)
2013 – Australia’s first pregnancy from ovarian tissue grafting
In this groundbreaking treatment, ovarian tissue was re-implanted into a woman who had experienced premature menopause due to chemotherapy treatment.
2014 – Australia’s first pregnancy from PGT-A (preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy screening)
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