Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine Blog

What Should Your Semen Analysis Tell You?

There are many labs which run semen analysis, but for the optimal male fertility evaluation, there are certain components that should always be included to help assess a man’s fertility potential. The very basics are the pH, semen volume, concentration (number of sperm per mL of semen), count (total number of sperm in the […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi publishes basic science research on functional issues that can impact male fertility

Male fertility is a complex issue with many potential causes of subfertility. Typically, we think of low sperm counts, or poorly swimming sperm having an adverse impact on a man’s fertility, however, functional issues such as erectile dysfunction (ED) can impact a couple’s ability to conceive as well. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi published a basic […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is named as a Texas Monthly Super Doctor for the 7th consecutive year.

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi states, “It is very flattering to be included in this group of outstanding physicians by my peers”. He has been named as a 2018 Texas Monthly Super Doctor, which makes this his 7th consecutive year as he strives to provide super care for his patients.

Hydrosalpinx – How Blocked Fallopian Tubes affect Female Fertility

You may have heard people talking about ‘blocked tubes’ when they explain their female fertility problems. If a fallopian tube blockage is located at the distal end of the fallopian tube, which is located furthest from the uterus, and if the fallopian tube is distended by fluid that has accumulated within the tube as […]

The impact of testicular torsion on a man’s future fertility

Testicular torsion is an abnormal twisting of the testicle and spermatic cord resulting in severe pain and a lack of blood flow to the testicle.  Although testicular torsion can occur at any age, the peak incidence is between 12 and 18 years of age.  One out of every 4,000 men below the age of […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi’s research on medications to treat low T in a fertility preserving manner presented at AUA.

There are over 13 million men who are newly diagnosed with low testosterone annually in the United States.  A big challenge in treating these men, is that giving men traditional testosterone replacement therapy such as topical gels or injections suppresses sperm production and can impact a man’s fertility.  A commonly used off label medication […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi presents AFRM’s research on factors impacting couple’s decision making between vasectomy reversal and sperm retrieval/IVF at the AUA meeting.

The American Urological Association national meeting was held in San Francisco this year and there were over 16,000 urologists who attended it from all over the world.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi had the opportunity to present AFRM’s work on evaluating the factors that impact couple’s decision making when the male partner has previously had a […]

Norwegian study suggests that maternal use of acetaminophen during pregnancy may be associated with ADHD risk in offspring

A recent study in the journal Pediatrics showed a twofold higher rate of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among offspring that were exposed to 29 days or more of maternal acetaminophen use during pregnancy. If maternal acetaminophen use was less than 8 days there was a lower rate of ADHD. Although maternal preconceptional acetaminophen […]

Austin Fertility Researched the Factors Impacting Couples’ Decision to Choose Vasectomy Reversal Vs. Sperm Retrieval/IVF

Approximately half a million men in the United States undergo vasectomy annually.  An estimated 6% of these men will change their minds about their choice of having undergone vasectomy and seek options to reestablish fertility potential.  The two options available are vasectomy reversal (VR) or sperm retrieval (SR) with in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection […]

Low Testosterone Management and Fertility

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was an invited lecturer at the Primed southwest annual conference in Houston. He was invited to speak on low testosterone including the appropriate management of men who are infertile or men who want to maintain fertility potential.  Dr. Kavoussi states, “It was a privilege to have the opportunity to speak to […]