Yearly Archives: 2019

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed on KVUE ABC News about diet and female fertility

There has been a recent increase in attention directed towards diet and its effect on female fertility, as multiple studies and review articles of previous studies have been published in journals over the last few years.  Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi was interviewed by KVUE anchor Ashley Goudeau regarding diet and female fertility.

Watch the full interview […]

Damaged sperm DNA may contribute to recurrent pregnancy losses

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was interviewed in Fox 7 news regarding the impact of sperm DNA damage on recurrent pregnancy losses.  Multiple studies have reported that men with high percentages of their sperm with DNA fragmentation have a higher risk of contributing to recurrent miscarriages.  Dr. Kavoussi states, “The good news is now that we […]

Advanced paternal age’s potential impact on neonatal and maternal outcomes

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was recently interviewed live on NBC’s KXAN network regarding a recently published study evaluating outcomes of neonates and mothers when the male partner was considered to be in an advanced paternal age range at the time of conception.  This study looked at a birth registry which included over 40 million documented […]

Random controlled ovarian stimulation prior to cancer treatments in women of reproductive age who are diagnosed with cancer

Until
several years ago, the prevailing thought was that only one “wave” of follicles
is available for growth per monthly menstrual cycle; therefore, controlled
ovarian stimulation (COS) for fertility preservation would require waiting for
a woman’s period to start prior to her starting fertility medications for COS
leading up to oocyte retrieval for fertility preservation prior to cancer
treatments such […]

NIAW 2019: Infertility Uncovered

This year’s theme for
National Infertility Awareness week (NIAW) is #InfertilityUncovered, which
focuses raising awareness about the lack of access to family building options
and emotional support for millions of women and men struggling to build a
family. Visit NIAW to learn
more.

Follow us on as we will be
publishing educational posts about infertility.

NIAW is organized by RESOLVE, the National […]

Men with Klinefelter Syndrome Can Still Be Fathers Using Own Sperm Through MicroTESE

One in every 500 men is born with an extra X chromosome, with a karyotype of 47, XXY rather than the typical 46, XY male karyotype.  This is known as Klinefelter Syndrome and is the most common genetic variation which impacts a man’s fertility.  Men with pure Klinefelter Syndrome are nearly universally azoospermic with […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi publishes review article on low testosterone treatment in a fertility preserving manner.

Over 13 million men are diagnosed with hypogonadism (low testosterone) in the United States annually.  A previously published study, the Hypogonadism in Men trial, revealed that 39% of men are hypogonadal by the age of 45 and it is not uncommon to see men in much younger ages with hypogonadism these days.  This means […]

Most recent take on endometrial scratching

To scratch or not to scratch:  that is the question.  Based on recent data, the current recommendation regarding endometrial scratching is not to scratch.

Endometrial scratching involves the use of an endometrial biopsy sampler such as a pipelle, which is a straw-like apparatus that is thought to increase the rate of embryo implantation by remodeling […]

Why Younger Men Should Care about Low Testosterone

Having low testosterone (low T) levels is usually considered a problem in older men. In fact, men over the age of 40 begin experiencing a 3 percent reduction in testosterone levels. However, younger men can also have lower testosterone levels, which can have a big impact on male fertility.

 

Causes of Low T Levels in […]

What does the egg freezing process involve?

Although the following are highlights of the process that are hopefully helpful in terms of providing a general overview, consultation with a Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE) provides more detailed information regarding the oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) process.  Female age and ovarian reserve testing are the two most important predictors of a successful egg freezing cycle.  […]