Yearly Archives: 2014

More IVF Donors and Better Outcomes

The decade between 2000 and 2010 saw a steady growth in the number of donor eggs used during in vitro fertilization (IVF) and improved outcomes for these procedures, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Incorporating data from 95 percent of all IVF cycles completed in the […]

As an International Leader in This Operation, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi Publishes Study on Robot Assisted Vasectomy Reversal

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi has become an international leader in robot assisted vasectomy reversal. He is one of the pioneers in this operation helping to advance the field clinically for his patients and scientifically for the medical and academic community. He has given lectures at national and international scientific conferences around the world […]

Egg Freezing Treatment Supported by Most Women

The vast majority of women consider egg freezing, more formally known as oocyte cryopreservation, an acceptable way to preserve fertility, according to a groundbreaking new study that was recently presented at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology’s annual meeting. Some 99 percent of respondents to the study’s anonymous online survey supported the […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is Interviewed on Fox 7 on Cycling and Male Fertility

The concern over whether cycling impacts a man’s fertility has been a long standing debate. Dr. Kavoussi states, “as an Austin native and having grown up in Austin, one of the countries cycling capitals, this issue is of great interest to me and its importance to my subfertile patients. As cycling continues […]

Male Fertility May Be Impacted by Excess Alcohol

According to a study released this October, alcohol has been found to lower sperm count and interfere with production of normally-formed and fully-mobile sperm. It has also been found to heighten risk of contracting an HPV infection.

In the study, over 1,200 young Danish men who answered basic questions about their drinking habits and turned […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is Interviewed About the Effectiveness of Letrozole (Femara®) for Fertility Among Women with PCOS on KVUE ABC News

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed about the effectiveness of the breast cancer medication letrozole (Femara®) as compared with Clomid citrate (Clomid®) by KVUE ABC News’ Jim Bergamo. The interview highlights a recent study’s findings that, in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), letrozole more effectively induces ovulation and is associated with a higher […]

The Inaugural American Society for Reproductive Medicine Kavoussi Outstanding Teacher Award Received by Dr. Paul McDonough

The inaugural American Society for Reproductive Medicine Kavoussi Outstanding Teacher Award was received by Dr. Paul McDonough. Dr. McDonough is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Physiology and Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia. This award annually honors a different ASRM member who is recognized as an […]

Dr. Kavoussi Gives Lecture at Us TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group on the Impact of Prostate Cancer on Sexual Health and Male Infertility

Dr. Kavoussi was invited to lecture at the November 2014 Us TOO prostate cancer support group, Mike Jones memorial chapter meeting, taking place at St David’s South Austin Medical Center. His lecture is on the psychosexual adjustment to prostate cancer. With approximately 1 in 6 men in the United States being diagnosed […]

Does Diet Affect Sperm?

The essential fatty acids that play a role in the prevention of heart disease may also improve a male’s chances for paternity success, according to a new research paper published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.

Using artificial insemination techniques, researchers compared the competitiveness of sperm from guppies fed a diet rich in omega-3 […]

American Men Have Poorer Access to Reproductive Health Care

When it comes to infertility treatment in the United States, research has shown that women have the advantage. Despite efforts to increase awareness and treatment opportunities, men still face greater challenges in finding access to sexual and reproductive health care. But, a new report from experts at John Hopkins and the federally funded Male […]