Yearly Archives: 2015

Happy Father’s Day

At Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine we strive to help couples achieve their goals of becoming parents. With Father’s Day approaching, around the corner, we would like to honor the fathers who are raising their children every day and encourage those who are struggling to be fathers to keep hope, keep trying, and to […]

Chd5: A Key Protein in Male Fertility and Disease Protection

A powerful protein known as Chd5 is critical to male fertility, according to a new study published in Nature Communications. The protein is vital to the production of healthy sperm that are capable of fertilizing an egg.

Chd5 plays a major role in the regulation of chromatin remodeling, a crucial part of sperm development where […]

What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Women who have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) have ovaries that produce excessive amounts of male sex hormone androgen and insufficient amount of the hormones needed to trigger ovulation, or the release of an egg from the ovaries. Irregular or absence of menstrual cycles is a common sign of PCOS. Because the ovulation process is […]

Landmark study by Dr. Parviz Kavoussi examines the role of cellular connections and their importance in erectile function

With approximately 30 million men in the US suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) annually, more emphasis is needed on basic science research to help with the understanding of the mechanisms to help with new treatments and with ways to prevent this issue.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi recently published a ground breaking article in the journal […]

Happy Mother’s Day 2015

Our goal of helping couples build their families is a daily aspiration all year round. Mother’s Day 2015 is on May 10th and is a day that truly is symbolic of the appreciation that we all have for women who have given the gift of life to their children and have raised/are raising them. […]

What is the difference between fertility treatment under the care of my Ob/Gyn and the care from a Reproductive Endocrinologist (fertility specialist)?

A Reproductive Endocrinologist is a physician who, after completing a four-year Ob/Gyn residency program, subsequently has completed an three-year subspecialty fellowship training program in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI).  Board certification in Ob/Gyn is required before an REI physician is eligible for REI board certification.  Once board certification in REI is obtained, maintenance of […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi goes on air with Time Warner Cable News to discuss new study linking male infertility with other health problems

A new study reveals that deficiencies in sperm parameters may be linked with other health problems such as high blood pressure and heart disease.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was interviewed on Time Warner Cable News regarding this data and states, “It is actually unlikely that subfertility is contributing to these types of medical problems.  It […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi presents his unprecedented treatment of men with infertility due to congenital adrenal hyperplasia and testicular tumors at the American Society of Andrology meeting

Men born with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) have an impaired ability to produce the hormones cortisol and aldosterone from their adrenal glands, the glands that are positioned above the kidneys. This results in an overproduction of the signaling hormone adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) from the pituitary gland to try to push the adrenals to make these […]

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW)

This year, National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) was the week of April 19th through April 25th. This year’s theme was “You are not alone”. Although the following principles are kept in mind all year long, the week represented the recognition of infertility as a disorder for which evaluation can be sought out and which […]

How Pesticides Might Affect Men’s Sexual Health

dailyRXMom's advice to eat plenty of veggies still rings true, but men might want to do so with some caution. High-pesticide fruits and vegetables might damage men's sexual health. A new study from Harvard found that men who ate vegetables and fruits with the highest levels of pesticide residues had lower sperm counts and fewer normal sperm.