Male Fertility

Research by AFRM/Westlake IVF Finds Promescent® Adversely Impacts Male Fertility

Premature ejaculation is one of the most common sexual complaints in men, affecting between 20-30% of men. Promescent® is a commonly used over the counter desensitizing spray used to treat premature ejaculation. With more men choosing this treatment option, it raised the question of whether this treatment has a bad impact on sperm and […]

Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF Enrolls Men for Male Fertility Clinical Trial

Until recently, we have evaluated male fertility in a similar manner as Anton van Leeuwenhoek first did in 1677, by looking at sperm under the microscope, when he reported his findings of seeing sperm to the Royal Society. He described what he saw as “animalcules” less than a size of a grain of sand […]

Male Fertility Testing Using a Smart Phone

CNN reports a new technology that will determine a man’s fertility through an app on a smartphone. While the technology is still in development by two Massachusetts hospitals, it has the potential to make infertility evaluation simpler and less costly. The app will be able to assess sperm count and motility with 98% accuracy. However, […]

Treating Low Testosterone that Safely Preserves Male Fertility

The Primed Southwest annual conference was held in Houston, TX this year.  This multi-topic primary care conference updates primary care physicians on important topics in medicine.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was invited to speak as a guest lecturer at the 2017 Primed conference.  He spoke on the topic of hypogonadism, also known as low testosterone.  […]

Male Fertility Awareness

Fertility is often approached from a female point of view, even though it takes both healthy eggs and sperm to make a baby. Much of the emphasis on fertility is approached from the woman’s perspective. This is because a woman must not only play her part in fertilization, she must also carry the baby […]

Fertility Mythbuster: The Semen Analysis is a Perfect Predictor of Male Fertility.

Historically for decades the best predictor of a man’s fertility has been his semen parameters.  These include semen volume, sperm counts, motility, and the morphology (percentage with normal appearance).  These are certainly the basics that need to be at certain levels to have reasonable odds at pregnancy, but more and more, we are learning […]

FAQ: Can anabolic steroids used for steroids have a bad impact on a man’s fertility?

Yes.  Taking steroids can shut down a man’s natural production of hormones which are necessary for sperm production.  In some men, this may have a long term impact on their sperm production even after steroid use is stopped.

The Connection Between Tomatoes and Male Fertility

Couples that are struggling with infertility are heartened when they hear about anything that may help them become parents. It seems that simple produce like the tomato may help to relieve some of the factors that cause male infertility. 

Lycopene Is a Powerful Substance

Studies are demonstrating that lycopene, a substance that makes some fruits and vegetables red, […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi lectures on his robotic vasectomy reversal experience at conference in Maastricht, Netherlands.

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was invited to lecture on robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal at the robot assisted microsurgical and endoscopic society (RAMSES) conference in Maastricht, Netherlands.  As he is one of the highest volume surgeons performing robotic vasectomy reversals in the world, he presented his outcomes data with excellent success rates for his patients […]

The Male Factor in Fertility

We live in an incredible time for medicine. Recent advancements have allowed women of advanced maternal age to have babies, uterine transplants have been successfully performed on women who were born without them, and improvements in cryopreservation have led to more successful pregnancies after eggs and embryos have been frozen. You would think that we pretty much have […]