Yearly Archives: 2015

What Exercise Might Do for Men’s Sexual Health

dailyRXStaying active could benefit more than just heart health in men. In a recent study, older men who exercised reported less erectile dysfunction (ED).

How Even Borderline Low T Might Affect Your Health

dailyRXEven if you're close to having low testosterone but not quite there, you still might encounter some related health problems. A new study found that men with borderline testosterone levels had high rates of depression and other health problems.

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is interviewed on KVUE ABC News about the impact of chemicals in sunscreen on male fertility

As the cold days of winter are finally passing and we are headed into another sunny summer in Austin, Texas, couples trying to conceive may need to be more aware of chemicals in sunscreen.  Reproductive Urologist from Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi, was just interviewed on ABC Nightly News regarding […]

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Explained

While many couples struggling with infertility recognize that they have the option of pregnancy through in vitro fertilization, the specifics of the procedure can be a bit of a mystery.

What actually happens during IVF?

While every clinic has its own unique IVF technique, generally, a woman undergoing the procedure is first given a medication for […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi publishes a review article on vasectomy reversal in the World Journal of Clinical Urology

As a renowned expert in vasectomy reversal, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi has written a review article on vasectomy reversal which has been published in the World Journal of Clinical Urology. This review article discusses the appropriate evaluation of men interested in vasectomy reversal, techniques of performing vasectomy reversal with tips and caution for pitfalls, and […]

Is Protein Juno The Key to Understanding Fertilization?

The discovery of a protein vital to the complex dance that allows an egg and sperm to combine to form an embryo may lead to new options for fertility treatments.
Named for the Roman goddess of fertility, the newly discovered Juno protein is present on the surface of an egg cell. It binds with its […]

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 2014-2019 Strategic Plan

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine held a retreat in April 2014 in order to develop the Strategic Plan for the organization to span the years 2014-2019.  The goals of the Strategic Plan encompass the following:  Communications, Continuous Professional Development, Impacting Reproductive Care, Research, Engaging the Profession, Global Outreach, and Organizational Stability.  “The ASRM […]

AFRM partners with the Livestrong Foundation to be a resource for fertility preservation services for women with cancer prior to treatment for cancer

The Livestrong Foundation provides the full range of resources for women and men who unfortunately have been diagnosed with cancer. AFRM has partnered with the Livestrong Foundation to be a resource for fertility preservation for women and men who unfortunately have cancer.  “Fertility preservation is performed prior to cancer therapies that are necessary to treat […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi Receives His 7th Consecutive Year of Patients’ Choice Award

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi, the female fertility specialist of Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF, has again been honored with Patients Choice Award, making him a recipient of this distinction for a rare 7 consecutive years (2008-2014).

Patient’s Choice Award is a national award that recognizes physicians who have consistently received high marks in all areas […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi publishes a study looking at the importance of changes in microRNA in erectile dysfunction due to blood flow issues related to poor diet.

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was involved with research to look at possible biologic changes in penis in men with erectile dysfunction (ED) and the findings were recently published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

MicroRNAs are molecules that regulate gene expression and play roles in blood vessel injuries and changes. This study used […]