Male Fertility

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 […]

Exercise and Male Fertility: Does Type of Exercise Matter?

The benefits of a healthy lifestyle are manifold, and it helps that Austin consistently ranks as one of the best for active lifestyles. These benefits may extend to fertility, as overall data shows that exercise can have positive effects on semen parameters.

That being said, some exercises may provide more benefit than others. In identifying […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi named Texas Monthly Super Doctor for 11th consecutive year

A select group of physicians in each specialty are selected as a Texas Monthly Magazine Super Doctor.  This honor is awarded based on ranking by peers based on surveys, research, and blue ribbon panel review.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi has been named as a super doctor for the 11th consecutive year.

Dr Parviz Kavoussi provides commentary on data confirming COVID 19 mRNA vaccines not harmful for male fertility

With undue concern about the COVID 19 mRNA vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna) having an adverse impact on male fertility, due primarily to social media misinformation, data was needed to disprove this.  A study out of the University of Miami was published in JAMA revealing no worsening of semen parameters after receiving the vaccine.  Dr. Parviz […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is featured on Lifetime’s Balancing Act discussing treatment of testosterone deficiency in a fertility preserving manner

One of the long-standing challenges in men with testosterone deficiency has been treatment for this condition in a manner that does not suppress sperm production but also optimizes symptomatic response to treatment.  Traditional testosterone replacement treatments, such as gels and intramuscular injections, significantly suppress sperm production.  This has left limited treatment options for men […]