A varicocele is an abnormal dilation of veins around the testicle which damage testicular cell function and can have an adverse impact on sperm production. Varicoceles are found in 15% of men in the general population and 40% of men presenting for male fertility evaluations, making a varicocele the most common correctable cause of […]
Andrology laboratory services are a crucial need in the care of fertility patients. These services include the semen analysis, which is the cornerstone of the male fertility evaluation, as well as higher level functional testing such as sperm DNA fragmentation testing. Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF has traditionally offered such diagnostic andrology services […]
Infertility clinics have seen an increasing number of women desiring children in their 40s and 50s. In addition, men aged 60 and even into their 70s desiring to father a child are becoming more common. In vitro fertilization (IVF) rates using a women’s own eggs in her 40s dramatically decreases even in patients with […]
Can the COVID-19 vaccine impact a man’s fertility? Dr. Parviz Kavoussi responds in the Austin American Statesman.
Although the COVID-19 vaccine is becoming more widespread, there are still concerns that have arisen regarding it. One concern is whether the vaccine may impact a man’s fertility in an adverse manner. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was interviewed by the Austin American Statesman regarding this. He states, “There is no data indicating that the vaccine […]