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Question On Notice No. 2948 asked in the Legislative Council on 14 May 2020 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Health
Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

I refer to the Reproductive Technology Council’s 2018-19 Annual Report, and I ask:
(a) are you aware that there were ten reported cases of severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS); and
(b) did any of the cases of OHSS involve a surrogacy arrangement?

Answered on 18 June 2020

(a) Yes.

 

(b) The Reproductive Technology Council reports aggregated data as set out in Schedule 3 of the Directions to the Human Reproductive Technology Act 1991. OHSS data are collected in relation to IVF in general, not specific to surrogacy arrangements.