Fertility

Q&A: Genetic Carrier Screening

Dr. Maya Barsky, a female infertility specialist answers the question, “What is genetic carrier screening and when is it needed?”

Answer:  Preconception genetic carrier screening is a tool that patients have to evaluate if they are carriers for certain genetic disorders. There are many different companies offering these tests often having 200+ genes they are […]

Dr. Dolores J. Lamb: 2021 Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award

Dr. Dolores J. Lamb,  is this year’s recipient of the Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award at the 2021 American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) meeting. Currently at Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Lamb serves as the Vice Chair for Research in the Urology Department, the  Director of the Center for Reproductive Genomics, and a Dow […]

Reassuring studies reveal COVID 19 vaccination does not have an adverse impact on female or male fertility

Although the mechanism of action of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID 19 mRNA vaccines did not raise a scientific concern for an impact on fertility, reassuring studies have been published that prove there is not a significant concern.  Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi and Dr. Parviz Kavoussi discussed the data in these scientific publications on Fox […]

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 […]

Westlake IVF welcomes Kenneth I. Aston, Ph.D., H.C.L.D. as IVF and andrology laboratory director

The team at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF is very pleased to welcome Dr. Kenneth I. Aston as the IVF and andrology laboratory director.  Dr. Aston is well recognized and accomplished in the field.  He completed his Ph.D. in Animal Science/Reproductive Physiology at Utah State University as well as a post doctorate degree […]

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 […]

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. […]

Providing Safe Fertility Care During a Pandemic

“Primum non nocere” is Latin for “above all else do no harm”. This a part of the Hippocratic Oath that all physicians take, which has taken on a whole new meaning during the COVID 19 pandemic.  As time goes by, we learn how to better provide the highest quality fertility care in a safe […]

National Infertility Awareness Week 2020

This year’s NIAW (National Infertility Awareness Week) is about “empowering you and changing the conversation”. Infertility is a challenge that affects millions of Americans. The NIAW movement is here to help and support all who are struggling with infertility and want to build families.

How can you participate? Head over to NIAW 5 Day Photo […]

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 […]