Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine Blog

AFRM team publishes study converting men maintaining fertility from clomid to Natesto.

As more men are waiting until later in life to father children, and more men are being diagnosed with low testosterone at a younger age, there is a fair amount of cross-over in these 2 groups of men.  A longstanding challenge in reproductive medicine has been treating men with low testosterone in a fertility […]

Marijuana: Good or Bad for Male Fertility?

As more and more states legalize marijuana, there has been a corresponding increase in its utilization. In fact, it’s been estimated that 16.5% of adults in the US regularly use marijuana. Understandably, this has led to increased interest in possible health benefits and risks, including its potential effects on male fertility.

There is evidence that […]

Study of Mosaic Embryo Transfers

Last year, at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s (ASRM) annual meeting, mosaic embryos were a big discussion. Should we transfer them? This year, data was presented on comparing clinical outcomes from transfers of 1,000 mosaic embryos to a control group of 5,561 euploid embryos. What is a mosaic embryo you may ask? When […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi presents on a form of testosterone which may preserve sperm production

As more men are being diagnosed with hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency) at younger ages, a challenge has been treating them with medications to increase testosterone levels in a way that is not detrimental for their sperm production and fertility potential.  Traditionally medications such as clomiphene citrate and hCG have been used to stimulate testicular cell […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi serves as a panelist for SCS meeting

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was invited to serve as a panelist for the section on controversies in men’s health for the south central section of the American Urological Association annual meeting.  Dr. Kavoussi was charged with the task of discussing testosterone deficiency, including its treatment options and the potential implications for reproductive health.  It has […]

Austin Fertility’s Newest Physician: Dr. Dan Lebovic

Austin Fertility is excited that Dr. Dan Lebovic has joined the clinic. Specializing in reproductive endocrinology and fertility, Dr. Lebovic’s clinical and research experience will be invaluable in helping patients with their family building goals. Learn more about him by reading his bio and CV.

We had an opportunity to ask him some questions. Here’s […]

Multiple Treatment Possibilities for Members of LGBTQ+ Community

Here at AFRM we help build loving families and understand that there is not only one way to become a parent. We are here to help you fulfill your family building goals and there are several options available to the LGBTQ+ community. Depending on sperm and egg availability, here are some treatment possibilities for […]

Men with an atrophic testicle due to damage from varicocele get improvement in fertility with repair

Forty percent of men with infertility have a varicocele which is identified by physical examination.  A varicocele is an abnormal dilation of veins around the testicle which has been well established to cause an adverse effect on testicular function.  This includes decreasing semen parameters over time as well as causing an increase in sperm […]

Dr. Leon Speroff received 2020 Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award

At this year’s American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) annual meeting, Dr. Leon Speroff was given the 2020 Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award. A leading reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Speroff’s accomplishments include founder of the journal, Prostaglandins and a former ASRM president.

About the Award:

The Kavoussi Family Teacher Award was established in 2014 to honor teachers in the field of reproductive medicine. […]

E-cigarettes may have negative effects on Sperm Counts

Billed as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, the popularity of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, has increased in recent years. While e-cigarettes do contain fewer chemicals and may be beneficial in adults as a substitute for smoked tobacco products, they are far from safe.  E-cigarettes contain nicotine, heavy metals, and other volatile organic compounds, […]