Male Fertility

The Impact of Sexual Transmitted Infections on Fertility

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 […]

The Importance of In-House Andrology Lab Services

An andrology lab provides key services required for fertility care and treatment. At Austin Fertility and Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF, comprehensive fertility care is the philosophy, not just clinically but from a laboratory assessment standpoint as well.  AFRM/WIVF offers male fertility testing at our 3 high complexity andrology laboratories located in Westlake, South Austin, and […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi contributes chapter on robot assisted male fertility surgery to Atlas

The renowned textbook entitled the Atlas of Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery is a resource for urologic surgeons in training and in practice.  As the leader in robot assisted microsurgery for male infertility, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was tasked to write the chapter on this topic for the text.  Dr. Kavoussi states, “It was quite […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi joins the editorial team of Fertility & Sterility

The scientific medical journal Fertility & Sterility is renowned as the premier journal in reproductive medicine.  It is the primary resource used for fertility specialists.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was recently honored to join the editorial team as a specialty editor for male infertility studies submitted for publications.  Dr. Kavoussi states, “It is truly an […]

Cannabis Impact On Sperm

The incidence of young men smoking marijuana has increased over time.  As of 2020, over a third of men aged 18-25 and 16% of men 26 or older reported cannabis use, which of course strongly correlates with reproductive aged men.  The studies on cannabis effect suggest an adverse impact on sperm parameters such as […]

SCOTUS Ruling Results In Rise In Vasectomies

The recent ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States reversing Roe v Wade has multiple implications in the medical arena.  The area that Dr. Parviz Kavoussi most notably saw this impact was in the number of men interested in pursuing vasectomy.  The number of men requesting consultations for vasectomy massively increased since […]

Interest in vasectomies spiked since Roe v. Wade overturned by Supreme Court

Interest in vasectomies has skyrocketed since the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last week.

A cursory look at Google Trends shows searches for the word “vasectomy” jumped on the morning of June 24, which was the day the Supreme Court’s ruling came down.

There was a staggering increase of over 850% […]

The Male Reproductive System: How it Works, Fertility Issues & Treatment

In the U.S. alone, it’s estimated that 10-15% of couples are infertile. Of those couples, 50-60% will likely have a male contributing factor. It can be frustrating for couples dealing with fertility issues. However, there are solutions that may be effective if it’s been determined male infertility is likely a contributing factor.

 

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Dr. Parviz Kavoussi discusses testosterone therapy that can preserve sperm production

The annual Androgen Society Meeting took place in Orlando, Florida this year. At this conference, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi lectured on a form of testosterone therapy that allows for sperm production to continue in most men, in contrast to other forms of testosterone therapy modalities which suppress sperm production.  The intranasal gel Natesto, a form […]

Q&A: Gold Standard in Male Fertility Evaluation

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi, male fertility specialist answers the question, “Is there a gold standard in male infertility evaluation?”

The conventional semen analysis has been the cornerstone of the male fertility evaluation, and it is useful in many circumstances but is far from a perfect predictor of male fertility potential.  There has been a focus over […]