National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW)

This year, National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) was the week of April 19th through April 25th. This year’s theme was “You are not alone”. Although the following principles are kept in mind all year long, the week represented the recognition of infertility as a disorder for which evaluation can be sought out and which […]

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Explained

While many couples struggling with infertility recognize that they have the option of pregnancy through in vitro fertilization, the specifics of the procedure can be a bit of a mystery.

What actually happens during IVF?

While every clinic has its own unique IVF technique, generally, a woman undergoing the procedure is first given a medication for […]

AFRM partners with the Livestrong Foundation to be a resource for fertility preservation services for women with cancer prior to treatment for cancer

The Livestrong Foundation provides the full range of resources for women and men who unfortunately have been diagnosed with cancer. AFRM has partnered with the Livestrong Foundation to be a resource for fertility preservation for women and men who unfortunately have cancer.  “Fertility preservation is performed prior to cancer therapies that are necessary to treat […]

All varicocele repairs are not created equal: what to know before you have your varicocele repaired

A varicocele is a dilation of veins surrounding the testicle. Forty percent of men with infertility have a varicocele, which is the most correctable cause of male infertility. Varicoceles have been shown to have a negative impact on semen parameters such as sperm count, motility (ability of sperm to swim), and morphology […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is Interviewed on KVUE ABC on Ovarian Reserve Testing Inaccuracy while on Birth Control

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed by KVUE ABC News’ Jim Bergamo about the effects that current birth control use has on ovarian reserve testing.  The interview focuses on the high potential for inaccurate results of ovarian reserve tests such as Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) and antral follicle count (AFC) if a woman is taking birth […]

Do Uterine Fibroids Affect Fertility?

Do uterine fibroids affect fertility?

What are uterine fibroids?

Uterine fibroids, also known as uterine “leiomyomata” or “myomas”, are solid masses arising from the smooth muscle cells that form the uterine musculature, also known as the myometrium.  They are present in 30-50% of women and, although they can occur in women of any ethnic background, uterine […]