Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine Blog

Study finds poor diets may negatively affect semen parameters

Studies have shown that semen quality has steadily declined since the middle of the 20th century, with one study estimating a 50-60% decrease in sperm counts since the early 1970s. The cause of this decline is unclear, but one potential culprit could be a worsening in diet and nutrition.

One such study examining this topic […]

Male Infertility: What Are the Causes?

It is estimated that approximately 15% of couples will struggle with infertility. Of those couples, up to 50-60% will have at least a contributing male factor. The causes of male infertility are diverse, and can range from anatomical issues, to genetic mutations, to hormonal insufficiencies. For example, one of the most common causes of […]

A form of testosterone replacement that can maintain sperm production

Low testosterone, also known as hypogonadism, is a common diagnosis made in over 13 million men in the United States annually.  The challenge in men wanting to maintain fertility potential who are hypogonadal has been that all the traditional forms of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) such as gels and injections suppress sperm production to […]

National Infertility Awareness Week 2020

This year’s NIAW (National Infertility Awareness Week) is about “empowering you and changing the conversation”. Infertility is a challenge that affects millions of Americans. The NIAW movement is here to help and support all who are struggling with infertility and want to build families.

How can you participate? Head over to NIAW 5 Day Photo […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi publishes report on elagolix use to treat a uterine adenomyoma

Elagolix (Orilissa®) is the first orally-available medication in a class of medications known as gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists.  This medication has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of moderate to severe pelvic pain due to endometriosis.  In this case report, elagolix was used to treat a […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi contributes the reproductive anatomy chapter in Campbell’s textbook of urology

Campbell’s textbook of urology is considered the most prestigious complete urologic textbook, often referred to as the “bible of urology”.  This is the primary text used for training medical students and urology residents in training, as well as for practicing urologists keeping up to date in the field.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi, a recognized expert […]

Is there a link between cell phone/WiFi use and Male Infertility?

With the near-universal use of smart phones and presence of WiFi, there has been an increased interest in research regarding unintended consequences of these technologies. One example of this is in the realm of male fertility. For example, a recent news article from the Daily Mail quoted multiple physicians and scientists in the UK […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was invited to lecture at Baylor College of Medicine

The physicians at AFRM strongly believe in couples care for fertility. Fertility is the only issue in medicine where two people must be optimized for successful outcomes. The reproductive endocrinology and infertility division at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston invited Dr. Parviz Kavoussi as a guest lecturer to teach about all aspects of […]

Springer’s Male infertility textbook includes Dr. Parviz Kavoussi’s chapter on robotic vasectomy reversal

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was one of the initial leaders in the advancement of the technique for vasectomy reversal with application of the robotic platform, and to date has the 2nd highest volume of these surgeries anywhere. He was asked to contribute a chapter covering all aspects of robot assisted vasectomy reversal to a new […]

Dr Parviz Kavoussi lectures at Primed conference

For patients desiring conception, pregnancy and birth of their child is the ultimate goal, but the starting point begins with sexual function.  Thirty million men in the U.S. complain of erectile dysfunction (ED) annually in the U.S., and fortunately there are more appealing treatment options these days than there were in the past.  Dr. […]