Female Fertility

Tips for Couples to Maximize Their Fertility

Couples seeking fertility help to start a family should know that lifestyle, diet, and health can impact the ability to conceive. The steps that they take before, during and after fertility treatments may improve their odds of getting pregnant.

The results of fertility treatments may be more positive when the couple keeps their overall health […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed on KVUE ABC News about vaping and fertility

E-cigarette use, or “vaping”, due to statements of greater safety than cigarette smoking, has become more popular among adolescents and pregnant women.  Moreover, it has been used more commonly in recent years as an alternative by individuals who are attempting cessation of cigarette smoking.  Due to a lack of long-term and second generation data, […]

The Impact of Marijuana on Fertility

As marijuana use is legalized in more states and it becomes more socially acceptable to use it recreationally, use of this drug has increased. This holds true for couples of reproductive age who may be trying to conceive. Accordingly, it is critical that doctors understand how marijuana use may affect fertility preservation so that […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed on KVUE ABC News about diet and female fertility

There has been a recent increase in attention directed towards diet and its effect on female fertility, as multiple studies and review articles of previous studies have been published in journals over the last few years.  Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi was interviewed by KVUE anchor Ashley Goudeau regarding diet and female fertility.

Watch the full interview […]

Random controlled ovarian stimulation prior to cancer treatments in women of reproductive age who are diagnosed with cancer

Until
several years ago, the prevailing thought was that only one “wave” of follicles
is available for growth per monthly menstrual cycle; therefore, controlled
ovarian stimulation (COS) for fertility preservation would require waiting for
a woman’s period to start prior to her starting fertility medications for COS
leading up to oocyte retrieval for fertility preservation prior to cancer
treatments such […]

NIAW 2019: Infertility Uncovered

This year’s theme for
National Infertility Awareness week (NIAW) is #InfertilityUncovered, which
focuses raising awareness about the lack of access to family building options
and emotional support for millions of women and men struggling to build a
family. Visit NIAW to learn
more.

Follow us on as we will be
publishing educational posts about infertility.

NIAW is organized by RESOLVE, the National […]

Most recent take on endometrial scratching

To scratch or not to scratch:  that is the question.  Based on recent data, the current recommendation regarding endometrial scratching is not to scratch.

Endometrial scratching involves the use of an endometrial biopsy sampler such as a pipelle, which is a straw-like apparatus that is thought to increase the rate of embryo implantation by remodeling […]

What does the egg freezing process involve?

Although the following are highlights of the process that are hopefully helpful in terms of providing a general overview, consultation with a Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE) provides more detailed information regarding the oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) process.  Female age and ovarian reserve testing are the two most important predictors of a successful egg freezing cycle.  […]

Genetic carrier testing

Testing is currently available to test patients for the presence or absence of gene mutations that can be associated with genetic disorders.  Genetic carrier testing specifically tests for autosomal recessive and X-linked gene mutations, which some people may have and be unaware of due to the lack of clinical manifestation in carriers who do […]

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 […]