Male Fertility

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 […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi co-authors research paper evaluating cytocentrifugation to help isolate sperm cells.

In men diagnosed with azoospermia (sperm count of zero in the semen) by the standard recommended laboratory procedure, a few sperm cells may be identified in the semen following additional centrifugation.  When these very few sperm cells are found, the diagnosis is changed from azoospermia to cryptozoospermia.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi co-authored a research paper […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi discusses the impact of COVID 19 infection on male fertility

As the pandemic has continued to impact more people getting infected with COVID 19, more data has been evaluated on the effect of the virus in different areas of health.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was interviewed on CBS news regarding a new study published in Fertility & Sterility assessing COVID 19 infection impact on male […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi co-authors study on retrograde ejaculation

Retrograde ejaculation is a disorder that results in a substantial redirection of semen backwards, so to speak, to the bladder, instead of going the correct direction outward through the urethra.  There can be a number of causes of retrograde ejaculation such as pelvic/prostate surgery, pelvic radiation, uncontrolled diabetes, multiple sclerosis, retroperitoneal surgery, and certain […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi co-authors study on leukocytospermia

Leukocytospermia, or an elevation of white blood cells in the semen, is a marker of infection or inflammation in the male reproductive tract.  When activated, white blood cells can generate high levels of reactive oxygen species resulting in oxidative stress which has been correlated with poor sperm quality, increased levels of sperm DNA damage […]