Fertility

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi interviews with Good Day Austin Fox 7 News on Couples’ Obesity and Time-To-Pregnancy

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed by Fox 7 News’ Lauren Petrowski about the effects of couples’ obesity on the time-to-pregnancy.  Watch the interview for more details.

Egg & Sperm Facts

Historically the thought of what sex a baby will be was assumed to be related to the gamete of the mother, but we now realize that sperm, not eggs, determine a baby’s gender. This is good since it has allowed us to address male fertility issues instead of looking only to women for causes of infertility. Want to […]

Egg Facts

Egg cells, or ova, are the defining characteristic between the male and female of every species on Earth. Though some males, like the seahorse, will carry fertilized embryos in their specialized pouches, it is the creation of the eggs itself that is used to define the female. Though they may seem simple, ova are […]

How old is too old to get pregnant? Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi discusses on the Fox 7 News show Good Day Austin.

In light of Janet Jackson’s recent announcement that she is pregnant, Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed by Fox 7 News’ Amanda Salinas about how old it too old for a woman to become pregnant.  The topic certainly is a challenging one with some arguments in favor of, and some arguments against, the idea of […]

How the Female Scent Aids Sperm in Fertility

When it comes to fertility, the ability for a sperm to move quickly to the right location is very important, and very difficult. To reach a fertile egg, sperm must swim a distance proportionate to a human swimming half the length of the Gulf of Mexico, while dealing with obstacles like cervical mucus condition, […]

Austin Fertility doctors lectured on optimizing outcomes for couples with male infertility at St. David’s Medical Center

Drs. Shahryar and Parviz Kavoussi strongly believe that every couple going through fertility evaluation and treatments should have the opportunity to consider all available options to them. When there is a male factor that is impacting the couples ability to conceive there may be multiple options to choose from. Whether that means proceeding with […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed on KVUE ABC News about the effects of common over-the-counter pain relievers on women’s fertility

A recent presentation of data by Dr. Sami Salman at the 2015 European League Against Rheumatism Congress has brought attention to the topic of the potential effect of NSAIDs on delaying or preventing ovulation during the month that the NSAIDs are taken. Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi was recently interviewed on KVUE AMC News by Jim […]

Study Suggests Solar Activity Affects Infant Survival and Women’s Fertility

A recent study in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B showed that individuals born in a solar maximum period (more ultraviolet radiation) had a 5.2 year shorter lifespan, on average, than those born in a solar minimum timeframe (less ultraviolet radiation). Furthermore, women with lower socioeconomic status who were born in a […]

Happy Father’s Day

At Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine we strive to help couples achieve their goals of becoming parents. With Father’s Day approaching, around the corner, we would like to honor the fathers who are raising their children every day and encourage those who are struggling to be fathers to keep hope, keep trying, and to […]

What is the difference between fertility treatment under the care of my Ob/Gyn and the care from a Reproductive Endocrinologist (fertility specialist)?

A Reproductive Endocrinologist is a physician who, after completing a four-year Ob/Gyn residency program, subsequently has completed an three-year subspecialty fellowship training program in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI).  Board certification in Ob/Gyn is required before an REI physician is eligible for REI board certification.  Once board certification in REI is obtained, maintenance of […]