Female Fertility

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 […]

AFRM along with UofSC publish an article on the expression of pregnancy-associated plasma protein of pregnancy-A (PAPP-A) in blastocoel fluid-cultured medium (BFCM).

Pregnancy-associated plasma protein of pregnancy-A (PAPP-A), a marker that is clinically used as part of prenatal testing by measurement in maternal serum during the first trimester of pregnancy, has been shown to predict adverse maternal and fetal obstetric outcomes such as pre-eclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction among others.  “Our study is the first to […]

Q&A: Gold Standard in Female Infertility Evaluation

Female fertility specialist, Dr. Dan Lebovic answers the question, “Is there a gold standard in female infertility evaluation?”

The gold standard evaluation for female infertility may need to be tailored depending on the patient’s potential cause of infertility but if there is no known issue readily apparent then specific tests are most certainly warranted. The […]

Fertility Considerations for Older Women

Infertility clinics have seen an increasing number of women desiring children in their 40s and 50s.  In addition, men aged 60 and even into their 70s desiring to father a child are becoming more common.  In vitro fertilization (IVF) rates using a women’s own eggs in her 40s dramatically decreases even in patients with […]

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

It is recommended if a woman is under 35 and has not successfully conceived after a year of trying to seek help from a fertility specialist, who can help evaluate and provide treatment plan options. Issues relating to the female reproductive system is one of the common causes of female infertility.

 

THE FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

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Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed on KEYE CBS News about COVID-19 vaccines and fertility

Do COVID-19 vaccines adversely affect fertility?  In December 2020, there was misinformation via a post on social media, which falsely claimed that COVID-19 vaccines negatively impact fertility.  The theory, which has been shown to be untrue, was that the antibodies generated by the COVID-19 vaccination would not only defend the body against the spike […]

International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month: Dr. Maya Barsky Speaks about the Importance of Maternal Immunizations

For International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month, I wanted to take a moment and discuss maternal immunizations. It is important before getting pregnant to know your rubella and varicella status. If not immune, please get these vaccines prior to pregnancy and wait one month after getting the recommended regimen before trying to conceive. These infections […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed on KVUE ABC News about COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy

Available data suggest that symptomatic pregnant patients with COVID-19 are at increased risk of more severe illness compared with nonpregnant women.  The absolute risk for severe COVID-19 among pregnant women is low; however, data indicates an increased risk of ICU admission, need for mechanical ventilation and ventilatory support, and death reported in pregnant women […]

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 […]

Austin Fertility’s Newest Female Fertility Specialist: Dr. Maya Barsky

Austin Fertility is thrilled to have Dr. Maya Barsky, a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist, join the practice. A highly respected physician, she brings years of clinical and research experience.

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi, Austin Fertility’s Medical Director states, “Dr. Barsky is an excellent fit for our center. As part of our team, we’ll be able […]