Male Fertility

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 […]

Varicocele Repair Leads to a Happy Father’s Day

A varicocele is an abnormal dilation of veins around the testicle which damage testicular cell function and can have an adverse impact on sperm production.  Varicoceles are found in 15% of men in the general population and 40% of men presenting for male fertility evaluations, making a varicocele the most common correctable cause of […]

AFRM opens andrology laboratory at South Austin location for semen analyses and IUIs

Andrology laboratory services are a crucial need in the care of fertility patients. These services include the semen analysis, which is the cornerstone of the male fertility evaluation, as well as higher level functional testing such as sperm DNA fragmentation testing. Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF has traditionally offered such diagnostic andrology services […]

Can the COVID-19 vaccine impact a man’s fertility? Dr. Parviz Kavoussi responds in the Austin American Statesman.

Although the COVID-19 vaccine is becoming more widespread, there are still concerns that have arisen regarding it.  One concern is whether the vaccine may impact a man’s fertility in an adverse manner.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was interviewed by the Austin American Statesman regarding this.  He states, “There is no data indicating that the vaccine […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi reviews scientific abstracts for SLS minimally invasive surgery conference

The Society of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons holds an annual meeting titled minimally invasive surgery week.  As a leader in robotic microsurgical vasectomy reversal, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was selected to review scientific abstracts by minimally invasive surgeons for presentation at that meeting.  Dr. Kavoussi states, “It is very exciting to have the opportunity to […]

AFRM team publishes study converting men maintaining fertility from clomid to Natesto.

As more men are waiting until later in life to father children, and more men are being diagnosed with low testosterone at a younger age, there is a fair amount of cross-over in these 2 groups of men.  A longstanding challenge in reproductive medicine has been treating men with low testosterone in a fertility […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi presents on a form of testosterone which may preserve sperm production

As more men are being diagnosed with hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency) at younger ages, a challenge has been treating them with medications to increase testosterone levels in a way that is not detrimental for their sperm production and fertility potential.  Traditionally medications such as clomiphene citrate and hCG have been used to stimulate testicular cell […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi serves as a panelist for SCS meeting

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was invited to serve as a panelist for the section on controversies in men’s health for the south central section of the American Urological Association annual meeting.  Dr. Kavoussi was charged with the task of discussing testosterone deficiency, including its treatment options and the potential implications for reproductive health.  It has […]

E-cigarettes may have negative effects on Sperm Counts

Billed as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, the popularity of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, has increased in recent years. While e-cigarettes do contain fewer chemicals and may be beneficial in adults as a substitute for smoked tobacco products, they are far from safe.  E-cigarettes contain nicotine, heavy metals, and other volatile organic compounds, […]