Scientific Firsts

Below are a selection of scientific and clinical firsts achieved by the Monash IVF Group

2014

Monash Group achieved Australia’s first PGS pregnancy from ‘Next Generation’ sequencing

2013

Monash Group achieved Australia’s first pregnancy from frozen ovarian tissue being re-implanted

2010

Monash Group Fertility Specialist became the first Australian elected as President of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (2010 – 2013)

1999

Monash Group achieved Australia’s first birth from a frozen egg

1996

Monash Group achieved Australia’s first successful open testicular biopsy to treat severe male infertility Monash Group achieved Australia’s first birth of an embryo biopsy baby using PGD

1995

Monash Group achieved Australia’s first blastocyst baby after in-vitro maturation of human primary eggs

1993

Monash Group achieved Australia’s first single sperm microinjection pregnancies

1992

Monash Group achieved world’s first microinjection intrafallopian transfer pregnancy

1989

Monash Group achieved world’s first birth following intra-fallopian insemination of spermatozoa from a male with obstructive azoospermia

1988

Monash Group achieved Australia’s first IVF surrogate birth (one of the first in the world)

1987

Monash Group developed the world’s first sperm microinjection technology (intracyctoplasmic sperm injection was developed as a result of this work)

1985

Monash Group achieved world’s first pregnancy and birth from a sperm retrieval operation (for a blocked sperm duct)

1984

Monash Group achieved world’s first birth from donated eggs

1983

Monash Group achieved world’s first frozen embryo birth

1981

Monash Group achieved 15 pregnancies using stimulated cycles in IVF – world 4th to 19th

1980

Monash Group was the first group in the world to use stimulated cycles with clomiphene citrate

1973

Monash Group co-joint team achieved world’s first IVF pregnancy

1958

Monash Group commenced an ovulation stimulation program in Australia