In women, FSH plays a key role in the growth and development of follicles, which are small sacs in the ovaries that contain immature eggs. FSH levels rise at the start of the menstrual cycle, which triggers follicle growth and estrogen production. As estrogen levels increase, the follicles grow larger, and one dominant follicle […]
A growing concern is the rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the US within the last year.
Preliminary data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reveal 2.5 million reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in 2021 “with no signs of slowing”. Experts state that the spike in STIs over the last couple […]
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, 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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
“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 […]