Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine Blog

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi presents on testicular salvage at Texas Endocrine Association Meeting

As more and more men are being diagnosed with testosterone deficiency (TD) at a younger age and as more men are waiting longer to build their families, there is a significant overlap in men requiring treatment for TD and wanting to maintain fertility. One of the challenges with administering testosterone therapy to men in […]

Cannabis Impact On Sperm

The incidence of young men smoking marijuana has increased over time.  As of 2020, over a third of men aged 18-25 and 16% of men 26 or older reported cannabis use, which of course strongly correlates with reproductive aged men.  The studies on cannabis effect suggest an adverse impact on sperm parameters such as […]

SCOTUS Ruling Results In Rise In Vasectomies

The recent ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States reversing Roe v Wade has multiple implications in the medical arena.  The area that Dr. Parviz Kavoussi most notably saw this impact was in the number of men interested in pursuing vasectomy.  The number of men requesting consultations for vasectomy massively increased since […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi co-authors study on consensus and diversity in the management of varicocele.

The Global Andrology Forum is a network of experts from around the world in male reproductive medicine and science who work together to produce meaningful research in the field. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is a member of this team and recently co-authored a study examining the consensus and diversity of the management of varicoceles in […]

Why choose a double board-certified female fertility specialist?

Obtaining a subspecialty board certification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) is the gold standard for a female fertility specialist. Why is the gold standard important for patients seeking female fertility care? A board-certified REI means that patients are working with a doctor who is not only board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology (Ob/Gyn) but […]

Dr Parviz Kavoussi was named a 2022 Texas Monthly Magazine Super Doctor

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi received the prestigious honor of being named a Texas Monthly Magazine Super Doctor for 2022.  Dr. Kavoussi states, “It is once again an honor to be included with such an elite group of physicians.”

The AFRM team publishes clinical trial on varicocele repair in infertile men reducing seminal oxidative stress

A varicocele is an abnormal dilation of veins around the testicle. Approximately 15% of men in the general population and 40% of men presenting with infertility have varicoceles. In fact, varicocele is the most common correctable form of male infertility. It has been well established that varicoceles can worsen semen parameters overtime such as […]

Interest in vasectomies spiked since Roe v. Wade overturned by Supreme Court

Interest in vasectomies has skyrocketed since the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last week.

A cursory look at Google Trends shows searches for the word “vasectomy” jumped on the morning of June 24, which was the day the Supreme Court’s ruling came down.

There was a staggering increase of over 850% […]

The Male Reproductive System: How it Works, Fertility Issues & Treatment

In the U.S. alone, it’s estimated that 10-15% of couples are infertile. Of those couples, 50-60% will likely have a male contributing factor. It can be frustrating for couples dealing with fertility issues. However, there are solutions that may be effective if it’s been determined male infertility is likely a contributing factor.

 

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Dr. Parviz Kavoussi presents on male infertility at St. David’s Grand Rounds

The field of male infertility is rapidly changing and advancing.  As the level of science improves, so do the diagnostics and clinical options for infertile men. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi, a leading expert in the field of male fertility, was invited to present a comprehensive review on male fertility at the St. David’s Medical Center […]