Male Fertility

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi recognized as a top reviewer by multiple scientific journals

A crucial component of the advancement of medical science in an evidence-based manner to help optimize practice patterns for the best patient care is through the publication of scientific medical journal articles.  As an expert in male fertility, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is a peer-reviewer of studies submitted for publication to over a dozen of […]

Intranasal testosterone replacement with the potential to not suppress sperm production

Traditionally, men who want to maintain fertility potential or are trying to achieve a pregnancy with their spouse/partner have been deterred from being on testosterone replacement for low testosterone.  The reason for this is that all of the classic testosterone replacement medications including topical gels, injections, patches, and pellets, suppress the signaling command hormones […]

Male Fertility Cryopreservation Prior to Gonadotoxic Treatment

Men and adolescents who are undergoing medical treatments that might negatively affect their future fertility may want to consider sperm cryopreservation. Although such measures have been available since at least the 1970s, these options tend to be underutilized by men who are faced with gonadotoxic treatment.

Gonadotoxic treatment generally refers to any medical procedures that […]

Sperm Quality and Chemotherapy

A study published by the Annals of Oncology concluded that men who have received one course of chemotherapy for early stage testicular cancer are unlikely to see a detrimental effect on their sperm count and quality.

Several previous studies found that men with more advanced testicular cancer who have undergone more than one treatment of chemotherapy or radiotherapy […]

Semen Analysis App vs. Laboratory Testing

Smartphones are assuming an increasingly large role in most people’s lives. If you have a curiosity about a certain subject, chances are good that there’s an app that will help you explore it.

This is the case with certain apps that are related to male fertility. Specifically, apps that are designed to perform semen analysis […]

The Impact of Marijuana on Fertility

As marijuana use is legalized in more states and it becomes more socially acceptable to use it recreationally, use of this drug has increased. This holds true for couples of reproductive age who may be trying to conceive. Accordingly, it is critical that doctors understand how marijuana use may affect fertility preservation so that […]

Austin Fertility’s Newest Physician: Dr. Luke Machen

Austin Fertility is excited to announce our newest physician to our clinic, Dr. Luke Machen, a reproductive urologist, who will be serving male patients in Round Rock, our newest location.  Now patients in Round Rock and the greater North Austin area can enjoy a shorter drive to see us.

We’re fortunate to have Dr. Machen […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi contributes chapter on robot assisted vasectomy reversal

Smith’s Textbook of Endourology is widely considered the leading surgical textbook for urologic surgeons performing minimally invasive high technology surgery.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi, as a leading expert in robot assisted vasectomy reversal, was selected to contribute the chapter on robot assisted vasectomy reversal in the 4th edition of this text.  The chapter includes the […]

AFRM involved in study on oxidative stress impacting male fertility

Although the basic semen analysis is the cornerstone of the male fertility evaluation, assessing the semen volume, sperm count, motility, and morphology has essentially been the same way the semen has been evaluated since the 1600’s when sperm was first looked at under a microscope.  There is a need for more advanced testing of […]

NIAW 2019: Infertility Uncovered

This year’s theme for
National Infertility Awareness week (NIAW) is #InfertilityUncovered, which
focuses raising awareness about the lack of access to family building options
and emotional support for millions of women and men struggling to build a
family. Visit NIAW to learn
more.

Follow us on as we will be
publishing educational posts about infertility.

NIAW is organized by RESOLVE, the National […]