Monash IVF timeline
1971 – Monash IVF was formed
1973 – World’s first IVF pregnancy
Monash IVF achieved the world’s first IVF pregnancy.
1980 – Australia’s first IVF birth
We achieved Australia’s first IVF birth and the third IVF birth in the world.
1983 – World’s first frozen embryo birth
Monash IVF achieved the world’s first ever baby 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
We achieved Australia’s first IVF surrogate birth.
1995 – Australia’s first birth from in-vitro maturation
We achieved Australia’s first birth from in-vitro maturation, a process where a baby was born via growing and fertilising immature eggs.
1996 – Australia’s first birth using PGT (preimplantation genetic testing)
Monash IVF achieved Australia’s first birth using preimplantation genetic testing, where an embryo is genetically tested before being transferred into the uterus.
1999 – Our Australian team achieved the first baby born from a vitrified egg
In collaboration with Italian scientists, Monash IVF achieved the world’s first birth from a vitrified egg. The new technique of freezing eggs improved success rates and paved the way for the vitrification technique we use today.
2010 – First Australian elected as President of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS)
Monash IVF Fertility Specialist, the late Professor David Healy, was the first Australian elected to lead the IFFS, a global organisation overseeing Fertility Societies in more than 65 countries.
2013 – Australia’s first pregnancy from ovarian tissue grafting
In this groundbreaking treatment, we re-implanted ovarian tissue 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)
We achieved Australia’s first pregnancy from PGT-A, where an embryo is screened for chromosome changes.