The Society of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons holds an annual meeting titled minimally invasive surgery week. As a leader in robotic microsurgical vasectomy reversal, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was selected to review scientific abstracts by minimally invasive surgeons for presentation at that meeting. Dr. Kavoussi states, “It is very exciting to have the opportunity to […]
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month: Dr. Maya Barsky Speaks about the Importance of Maternal Immunizations
For International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month, I wanted to take a moment and discuss maternal immunizations. It is important before getting pregnant to know your rubella and varicella status. If not immune, please get these vaccines prior to pregnancy and wait one month after getting the recommended regimen before trying to conceive. These infections […]
Infertility affects up to 15% of all couples worldwide, and up to 50% of these couples will have a male factor contribution. Common causes of male infertility may result from hormonal or anatomical issues, such as varicoceles. These are important to identify because if corrected, they can improve semen parameters and pregnancy rates. Other […]
Available data suggest that symptomatic pregnant patients with COVID-19 are at increased risk of more severe illness compared with nonpregnant women. The absolute risk for severe COVID-19 among pregnant women is low; however, data indicates an increased risk of ICU admission, need for mechanical ventilation and ventilatory support, and death reported in pregnant women […]
As more men are waiting until later in life to father children, and more men are being diagnosed with low testosterone at a younger age, there is a fair amount of cross-over in these 2 groups of men. A longstanding challenge in reproductive medicine has been treating men with low testosterone in a fertility […]
As more and more states legalize marijuana, there has been a corresponding increase in its utilization. In fact, it’s been estimated that 16.5% of adults in the US regularly use marijuana. Understandably, this has led to increased interest in possible health benefits and risks, including its potential effects on male fertility.
There is evidence that […]