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Secondary Infertility: Causes & Treatments

Although secondary infertility accounts for nearly one third of infertility cases, the topic tends to lurk in the shadows of public conversation. Diagnosed when a couple who has previously had biological children without medical assistance is unable to get pregnant or to successfully carry a pregnancy to term after a year of trying, the […]

How Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) is a Useful Test When Individualizing an IVF Cycle

What is AMH?

AMH is a hormone that, in women, is produced by cells called “granulosa cells”, which surround the follicles (fluid collections that contain the eggs in the ovaries).  In the field of Reproductive Medicine, AMH is considered a measure of a woman’s ovarian reserve, which refers to the number of eggs that remain […]

Basic Science Research by Dr. Parviz Kavoussi Strives to Improve Odds for Couples to Conceive When the Man Has a Sperm Count of Zero

One percent of men in the United States are azoospermic, or have no sperm in their semen and 10-15% of men who go to the doctor to be evaluated for infertility will have no sperm in their semen.  Men with azoospermia are categorized as those with an anatomic blockage not allowing sperm to get […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi on Blog Radio Show Pelvic Zen (February 2014)

In February 2014, Dr Parviz Kavoussi was a guest on the blog radio show Pelvic Zen, during which Dr. Kavoussi discussed what patients need to know to prepare for a vasectomy and what they should expect afterwards. He also discussed vasectomy reversals, how commonly they are performed, expected success rates, and what factors predict […]

Austin Fit Magazine April 2014 “Fitness Improves Outcomes for Infertile Couples

Couples are more likely to enhance their fertility with fitness, according to the recent article “Assisted Reproductive Technologies Benefit from Better Health” in the April, 2014 issue of Austin Fit Magazine. Penned by Dr. Parviz Kavoussi and Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi of Austin Fertility and Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF, the article discusses the important and sometimes […]

Pregnancy Test Helps a Man get Diagnosed with Testicular Cancer

This is an amazing story of a man who jokingly takes a pregnancy test that his ex-girlfriend left behind. It gives a positive reading and he posts this online when he gets some feedback telling him to see a doctor as this could have worrisome implications. He is ultimately diagnosed with testicular cancer. The hormone HCG is […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is being Interviewed on KLBJ Radio Station on the Impact of Sodas on Male Fertility

A recent study investigates the possible impact of sodas and sugar-sweetened beverages, such as sports drinks, on the male fertility. The authors of the study found that men who drink high volumes of sugar-sweetened beverages have lower sperm motility, i.e. their sperm do not swim as well.  Although this correlation was found in men who […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi Presents with a National Webcast on Robot Assisted Vasectomy Reversal during the 2014 Drive for Men’s Health

The 2014 Drive for Men’s Health is a national men’s health initiative where Dr.’s Sijo Parekattil and Jamin Brahmbhatt will drive 1,100 miles from Florida to New York City in an all electric Tesla, stopping along the way to charge and to talk to men across the country about men’s health. They have selected top […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi has a review article published on the topic of Assisted Hatching for In Vitro Fertilization – Embryo Transfer

Assisted hatching is a technique used in the IVF lab in order to increase the probability for implantation of an embryo.  Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi recently had an article on the topic of assisted hatching for IVF accepted for publication in the Journal of Fertilization In Vitro – IVF Worldwide, Reproductive Medicine, Genetics & Stem […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is Interviewed About Stress and Fertility on the Fox 7 News Show Good Day Austin

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed about stress and fertility by Fox 7 News’ Scarlett Greyson.  The focus of the interview is a study which was recently published in the journal Human Reproduction by Lynch et al.  The study showed that preconceptional stress led to a 29% reduction in live birth rate among couples trying […]