Female Infertility

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 […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi and patients Karin and William Baker are interviewed on KEYE CBS News on Mother’s Day about embryo transfer during Austin’s recent ice storm

During the recent ice storm in the Austin area in mid-February of this year, an Austin couple was able to have their embryo transfer at Westlake IVF.  “It took ultimate teamwork to be able to perform IVF procedures for our patients during the ice storm”, said Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi.  “We needed to have one […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

Is Metformin beneficial in PCOS?

Insulin resistance is a common feature of PCOS- when more insulin is needed to keep sugars at a normal range. There are not really any great tests for insulin resistance which are widely available, but a 2hr glucose tolerance test can give you an idea. The medication Metformin can help with insulin sensitizing by […]

PCOS is more than an ovulation disorder

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common causes of anovulation and infertility, affecting up to 10% of reproductive age women. It is a multifactorial disease, and not every PCOS patient looks the same. It is often defined by the Rotterdam criteria which includes polycystic ovaries, irregular menses, and/or clinical or laboratory […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]