Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine Blog

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) 2017

The 2017 theme for National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is “Listen Up!” This year NIAW runs from April 23 – 29, 2017. At AFRM we want to take this moment to spread awareness of infertility that affects millions and offer support to help those affected to reach their family building goals.

NIAW is run by […]

Roxanne B. Summers-Colquitt, M.S., T.S., E.L.D. is appointed as IVF Laboratory Director at Westlake IVF

Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF is proud to announce that Roxanne Summers-Colquitt, M.S., T.S., E.L.D. has been appointed as IVF Laboratory Director at Westlake IVF.  Roxanne is board-certified by the American Board of Bioanalysts as an Embryology Laboratory Director and assumed the position of IVF Laboratory Director in November 2016 and brings 29 […]

FAQ: If a woman misses her period or has a history of abnormal menstrual cycles, can she still get pregnant?

A woman with infrequent or absent periods are able to become pregnant with her own egg as long as she is not of an age at which egg quality is an insurmountable concern and as long as she is not menopausal. The most common cause of infrequent or absent periods is polycystic ovary syndrome […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi Receives Patients’ Choice and On-Time Doctor Awards

Austin based fertility specialist, Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is honored to be recognized for his work with patients. He is again a recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award for 2016, which distinguishes physicians who have made a difference in the lives of patients. This award is based on receiving near perfect scores, as voted by […]

FAQ: How common is vasectomy reversal?

Approximately, half a million men in the United States undergo vasectomy annually, and about 6% percent will choose to have their vasectomy reversed sometime in their lifetime.

Learn more about the vasectomy reversal procedure.

FAQ: Can anabolic steroids used for steroids have a bad impact on a man’s fertility?

Yes.  Taking steroids can shut down a man’s natural production of hormones which are necessary for sperm production.  In some men, this may have a long term impact on their sperm production even after steroid use is stopped.

The Connection Between Tomatoes and Male Fertility

Couples that are struggling with infertility are heartened when they hear about anything that may help them become parents. It seems that simple produce like the tomato may help to relieve some of the factors that cause male infertility. 

Lycopene Is a Powerful Substance

Studies are demonstrating that lycopene, a substance that makes some fruits and vegetables red, […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi lectures on his robotic vasectomy reversal experience at conference in Maastricht, Netherlands.

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was invited to lecture on robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal at the robot assisted microsurgical and endoscopic society (RAMSES) conference in Maastricht, Netherlands.  As he is one of the highest volume surgeons performing robotic vasectomy reversals in the world, he presented his outcomes data with excellent success rates for his patients […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi interviews with Good Day Austin Fox 7 News on Couples’ Obesity and Time-To-Pregnancy

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed by Fox 7 News’ Lauren Petrowski about the effects of couples’ obesity on the time-to-pregnancy.  Watch the interview for more details.

The Male Factor in Fertility

We live in an incredible time for medicine. Recent advancements have allowed women of advanced maternal age to have babies, uterine transplants have been successfully performed on women who were born without them, and improvements in cryopreservation have led to more successful pregnancies after eggs and embryos have been frozen. You would think that we pretty much have […]