Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine Blog

Low Testosterone Management and Fertility

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was an invited lecturer at the Primed southwest annual conference in Houston. He was invited to speak on low testosterone including the appropriate management of men who are infertile or men who want to maintain fertility potential.  Dr. Kavoussi states, “It was a privilege to have the opportunity to speak to […]

How Exercise Can Enhance Male Fertility

According to research published in the scholarly journal Fertility and Sterility in September 2013, certain types of exercise can significantly enhance the concentration of sperm in semen. This can boost male fertility and increase the odds of conception for couples interested in starting a family. Austin male infertility specialist Dr. Parviz Kavoussi offers added insights into […]

Fertility Myth Busters

With so much information about fertility it can be difficult to determine what is true or false. Here are a few misconceptions explained.

 

Myth 1:  Lie in bed with your feet in the air to increase chance of getting pregnant. 

While this potential routine after intercourse may be ritualized for some couple who are trying […]

Do Antihistamines Affect Male Fertility?

A recent study raised the question on whether antihistamines may have an adverse impact on male fertility.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was interviewed on ABC News on the implications of this study.  Dr. Kavoussi states,“This study was a review article which looked at previous studies on antihistamine effect on testicular function. All the studies included […]

Infertility Jargon: Acronyms You Should Know

If you are seeking fertility treatment you’ll find that there are unfamiliar terms and jargon used. While there are treatment related terms such as IVF, IUI and ICSI that patients commonly come across, what are other terms that are important for patients to know and to learn about? Here are some of the most […]

The Silent Fertility Issue – Understanding Male Infertility

It takes two to make a baby, so why do many think it is only women who have fertility issues?

When it comes to conception and fertility, the focus has centered mainly on women. There is a considerable awareness of female fertility and if a couple is having difficulty in conceiving, the natural conclusion is […]

NIAW 2018: Change the Conversation About Infertility

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is later this month from April 22nd to 28th! This year’s theme is #FliptheScript to help change the conversations so that the community understands how far reaching the issue is and how factors such as insurance, laws, costs, sexual orientation, and religion play in the ability to build a […]

FAQ: How big is the incision made for vasectomy reversal?

In most cases, the scrotal incision Dr. Parviz Kavoussi makes to perform vasectomy reversal is the same size as the one made for the vasectomy, regardless of if it is performed microsurgically or with robot assistance. Both sides can be reversed through this one small incision.

Is a Short Luteal Phase Affecting Your Fertility?

A short luteal phase or luteal phase defect may affect a woman’s fertility. If you have been having problems trying to conceive then it’s worth discussing the possibility of a short luteal phase with your doctor.

What is a Short Luteal Phase?
The luteal phase is the latter part of your menstrual cycle. It occurs after […]

How Reliable is Sperm Morphology in Determining Male Fertility?

Male fertility specialists have numerous tests at their disposal. One of these relates to sperm morphology. Understanding more about sperm morphology provides couples with an additional option for resolving fertility issues.

Sperm morphology involves reviewing a semen sample to measure the size and shape of the sperm in order to determine the percentage of normal […]