Male Fertility

Austin Fertility Researched the Factors Impacting Couples’ Decision to Choose Vasectomy Reversal Vs. Sperm Retrieval/IVF

Approximately half a million men in the United States undergo vasectomy annually.  An estimated 6% of these men will change their minds about their choice of having undergone vasectomy and seek options to reestablish fertility potential.  The two options available are vasectomy reversal (VR) or sperm retrieval (SR) with in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection […]

Low Testosterone Management and Fertility

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was an invited lecturer at the Primed southwest annual conference in Houston. He was invited to speak on low testosterone including the appropriate management of men who are infertile or men who want to maintain fertility potential.  Dr. Kavoussi states, “It was a privilege to have the opportunity to speak to […]

How Exercise Can Enhance Male Fertility

According to research published in the scholarly journal Fertility and Sterility in September 2013, certain types of exercise can significantly enhance the concentration of sperm in semen. This can boost male fertility and increase the odds of conception for couples interested in starting a family. Austin male infertility specialist Dr. Parviz Kavoussi offers added insights into […]

Fertility Myth Busters

With so much information about fertility it can be difficult to determine what is true or false. Here are a few misconceptions explained.

 

Myth 1:  Lie in bed with your feet in the air to increase chance of getting pregnant. 

While this potential routine after intercourse may be ritualized for some couple who are trying […]

Do Antihistamines Affect Male Fertility?

A recent study raised the question on whether antihistamines may have an adverse impact on male fertility.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was interviewed on ABC News on the implications of this study.  Dr. Kavoussi states,“This study was a review article which looked at previous studies on antihistamine effect on testicular function. All the studies included […]

How Reliable is Sperm Morphology in Determining Male Fertility?

Male fertility specialists have numerous tests at their disposal. One of these relates to sperm morphology. Understanding more about sperm morphology provides couples with an additional option for resolving fertility issues.

Sperm morphology involves reviewing a semen sample to measure the size and shape of the sperm in order to determine the percentage of normal […]

Does Ibuprofen impact male fertility? Dr. Parviz Kavoussi Discusses on ABC News

A recent study published in the Proceeding of National Academy of Sciences investigated Ibuprofen’s effect on testicular function. Ibuprofen is one of the most commonly taken over the counter medications. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi, a leading male fertility specialist, was interviewed on ABC News to discuss this study. The authors of this study sought out […]

The Skinny on Weight and Fitness on Fertility

When a couple is trying to become pregnant, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a key component of reproductive success. Studies show that women who control their weight with diet and exercise have a greater likelihood of getting and staying pregnant. For men, the benefits of proper weight include higher sperm counts and sperm with […]

Why Men Should Choose Microsurgical Repair of Varicoceles Over Embolization

A varicocele is an abnormal dilation of veins draining the testicle.  Varicoceles are found in 15% of men in the general population and 40% of men presenting to fertility clinics for subfertility.  Varicoceles have been shown to decrease sperm production (counts), the ability of sperm to swim (motility), and the number of sperm with […]

ASRM features Dr. Parviz Kavoussi’s research on Clomiphene Citrate and semen parameters

There is a great deal of controversy in the scientific research on whether Clomiphene Citrate, a commonly used medication to treat low testosterone in men who want to maintain fertility potential in a way that is not detrimental for sperm, actually improves semen parameters on not.  Several studies have shown some improvement in some […]