Yearly Archives: 2016

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi speaks at the BIT International Congress of Genetics 2016 Congress in Dalian, China

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi was invited to speak at the International Congress of Genetics-2016 in Dalian, China.  The congress took place from April 25th through April 28th at the Dalian International Conference Center, and his presentation was about the first reported case of live birth which resulted from IVF/ICSI with donor oocytes of a donor […]

Lifestyle habits that optimize female fertility

What are some lifestyle habits that can optimize female fertility?

Although fertility factors such as ovarian reserve, ovulation, tubal factor, male factor, uterine factor, endometriosis, and pelvic adhesions may be significant in a given case and it is important to evaluate and treat such factors, lifestyle habits can idealize outcomes.

Body mass index (BMI):  BMI is […]

Sperm ‘Switch’ Offers New Hope for Male Infertility

A new medical discovery is offering new hope for men suffering from infertility. Research published in the scholarly journal Science indicates that the ABHD2 protein molecule is in large part responsible for the mobility of sperm on their way to fertilize an egg. This protein can be referred to as the sperm ‘switch’ because […]

Uterine Septum Removal Found to Improve Fertility and Pregnancy Outcome

A uterine septum is a congenital uterine anomaly that is, in essence, an embryologic remnant within the uterus that did not resorb away as it does in most women. According to a systematic review in 2011, of women in the general population, 2.3% have a uterine septum and there is a similar percentage of […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi Authors Chapter in Campbell’s Urology, the Premier Urological Textbook

As a recognized renowned expert in Reproductive Urology, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was honored to write the chapter on surgical, radiographic, and endoscopic anatomy of the male reproductive anatomy in the 11th edition of Campbell-Walsh-Urology.  This is universally considered the premier urological textbook world-wide and is known as “the bible” of urology. This is the […]

AFRM’s New Treatment Relieves Testicular Pain and Successfully Retrieves Sperm for Azoospermic Men with CAH and TARTs

The physicians, clinical team, and embryologists at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF published a new treatment approach for azoospermic men with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) and bilateral testicular adrenal rest tumors (TARTs) in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. These men have overproduction of testosterone from the adrenal glands resulting in diminished […]

FAQ: How is male infertility diagnosed?

Male infertility evaluation includes complete history and a physical examination performed with a focus on reproduction as a first step.  This is followed by a semen analysis that will give information on the semen volume, number of sperm, how well the sperm can swim, and how many of the sperm have a normal shape. […]

FAQ: How good are the eggs from “egg freezing”?

Egg freezing, termed “oocyte cryopreservation”, is an option that is available for women in order to preserve their eggs for potential future use. The eggs from egg freezing are, at best, as good as they were prior to being cryopreserved. Younger women with good egg reserve parameters will obviously have “better” eggs. In the […]

Study Shows Link Between Smoking During Pregnancy and Future Infertility for Male Offspring

Many of the negative effects of cigarette smoking have been well publicized in the national media and within the medical field. A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Newcastle in Australia and published in the scholarly journal Human Reproduction, however, indicates that smoking during pregnancy could affect the fertility of male […]

Can Prenatal Exposure to Acetaminophen Affect Male Fertility?

There is still much research to be done to determine if certain medications can affect male or female fertility, and if so, how much they can affect it. A study by the University of Edinburgh has found that in some instances of infertility, the medications taken by the biological mother during pregnancy might actually […]