Dr Parviz Kavoussi invited as a faculty moderator and speaker on robotic vasectomy reversal at the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons annual meeting.

The Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons holds an annual meeting with presentations on the latest technology to improve surgical care for patients.  As an international leader in robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was invited as a faculty lecturer at the annual meeting held in New York in September of 2015.  Dr. Kavoussi states, […]

Improving Male Fertility

Male Fertility Improving Sperm Quality

Male fertility is all about the sperm. Medical Daily put together 7 little known facts about sperm: “Sperm” and “Semen” are different. Most sperm ejaculated is defective. Sperm is cold. Sperm comes as both male (X chromosome) and female (Y chromosome) genders. Sperm development takes 2 months. One testicle can produce ample sperm for male […]

Study shows that AMH predicts surplus good quality blastocyst cryopreservation

Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Blastocyst Cryopreservation

Couples who proceed with IVF hope to achieve a live birth with their fresh IVF cycle and most also hope to have surplus embryos for cryopreservation in order to have the opportunity for future attempts at pregnancy. In prior studies in the medical literature, AMH has been shown to predict ovarian response to gonadotropins, the […]

How common is male infertility?


Infertility affects approximately 15% of couples trying to conceive. Around 20% of couples with infertility solely have a male factor as the cause. Another 30-40% of cases involve both male and female factor, so 50-60% of the time there is male factor involvement. While few clinics exist to address male infertility, Austin Fertility & Reproductive […]

Common over-the-counter pain relievers may affect women’s fertility


Although there have been prior studies to suggest that over-the-counter pain relievers called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can delay the day that a woman ovulates, a recent presentation of data by Dr. Sami Salman at the 2015 European League Against Rheumatism Congress has brought attention to this topic once more.  The recent study included 39 […]

Food with High Pesticide Residue May Affect Sperm Quality


For men who already have lower than normal sperm counts, eating fruits and vegetables that contain large quantities of pesticide residue can reduce their numbers to levels far below what is considered to be sufficient for reproduction. Although the amount of research information on the subject is limited, certain studies show a link between high […]

What are the stages of an IVF treatment cycle?

IVF treatment cycle stages

A fresh IVF cycle consists of a medication regimen also referred to as a “stimulation protocol”, during which the eggs within follicles in the ovaries are grown as is the endometrial lining of the uterus. Monitoring the growth of follicles and the endometrial lining is performed by transvaginal ultrasound and when the oocytes (eggs) are […]

Groundbreaking Treatment for CAH and TARTS Helps Tumor Removal and Sperm Retrieval Simultaneously

ESHRE Parviz Kavoussi & Shahryar Kavoussi

The doctors from Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine recently presented research at the 31st European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. The research led to a new treatment algorithm for men with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) and bilateral testicular adrenal rest tumors (TARTs). These patients have overproduction of testosterone from […]

Study Suggests Solar Activity Affects Infant Survival and Women’s Fertility

Women's Fertility Solar Activity

A recent study in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B showed that individuals born in a solar maximum period (more ultraviolet radiation) had a 5.2 year shorter lifespan, on average, than those born in a solar minimum timeframe (less ultraviolet radiation). Furthermore, women with lower socioeconomic status who were born in a solar […]