Numerous chemical compounds found in plastic have been adversely associated with reproductive health. Some of these compounds are categorized as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which have the ability to disrupt hormone production and function. In particular, EDCs often interfere with processes dependent on androgens and estrogens, hormones crucial for male sexual development and functionality. Men exposed […]
An estradiol (E2) test is commonly used in fertility clinics. Estradiol, a primary form of estrogen, functions to regulate the menstrual cycle, promote uterine lining growth, and prepare women’s bodies for early pregnancy after conception. Thus, measuring estradiol levels is important in assessing women’s reproductive health. Estradiol is closely monitored in conjunction with other hormones […]
With the advent and progress of artificial intelligence (AI), a primary area of interest in its use is in medicine. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi co-authors a study on the potential use of AI in Andrology with the goal of improving accuracy and efficiency. Read the Artificial Intelligence in Andrology: From Semen Analysis to Image Diagnostics […]
The endometrium, the uterus’ inner lining, varies in thickness throughout the different phases of the menstrual cycle. Endometrial thickness directly impacts embryo implantation. After an egg is fertilized, the developing embryo travels down the Fallopian tube to the uterus where it needs to implant. An optimal thickness of the uterine lining is preferable for successful […]
Dr. Parviz Kavoussi co-authors study evaluating when sperm DNA fragmentation testing should be offered to infertile men.
Although the conventional semen analysis remains as the cornerstone of the male fertility evaluation, it is limited by not providing any functional assessment of the sperm. Sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) testing has come to the forefront of functional sperm testing to help with the understanding of sperm health’s impact on fertilization rates, pregnancy rates, and […]
Dr Parviz Kavoussi co-authors study evaluating management of elevated sperm DNA fragmentation levels in infertile men.
Sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) testing is being used to help understand the male partner’s contribution to fertilization rates, pregnancy rates, and miscarriage rates. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was amongst the lead authors publishing a research study investigating the global practices of management of infertile men with elevated SDF, reviewing the society guidelines on management of elevated […]
In women, FSH plays a key role in the growth and development of follicles, which are small sacs in the ovaries that contain immature eggs. FSH levels rise at the start of the menstrual cycle, which triggers follicle growth and estrogen production. As estrogen levels increase, the follicles grow larger, and one dominant follicle will […]
The Urology department at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio selects one visiting professor annually as an expert on a field of content from across the United States to invite to teach urology residents for a day. This year they selected Dr. Parviz Kavoussi. Dr. Kavoussi states, “I cannot express what […]
The University of California at Irvine hosts a course covering important topics in men’s health annually with experts from across the country to give lectures on topics of their expertise. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was invited to teach on the intranasal testosterone replacement therapy that can allow for maintenance of sperm production while on exogenous testosterone […]
Varicoceles, abnormally dilated veins around the testicle, are the most common correctable diagnosis in infertile men. There have been a large number of studies revealing the adverse impact on a man’s fertility and the potential improvements with a microsurgical repair of the varicocele. As Dr. Parviz Kavoussi performs multiple varicocele repairs week in, week out, […]