Translational Andrology and Urology is a highly reputable scientific journal focused on male reproductive medicine. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi has served as a reviewer for this journal for some time. As a scientific reviewer, the task is to assess studies that are submitted to a journal for publication for the soundness of the methodology used […]
Dr. Parviz Kavoussi publishes editorial on the importance of sperm DNA fragmentation for natural and assisted reproductive outcomes
The one functional test on sperm that has come to the forefront of the science and gained support for use in clinical practice is the sperm DNA fragmentation assay. This is commonly performed to assess selected infertile men at Westlake IVFs andrology laboratory. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is a well-established author of scientific medical literature […]
A growing concern is the rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the US within the last year.
Preliminary data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reveal 2.5 million reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in 2021 “with no signs of slowing”. Experts state that the spike in STIs over the last couple […]
An andrology lab provides key services required for fertility care and treatment. At Austin Fertility and Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF, comprehensive fertility care is the philosophy, not just clinically but from a laboratory assessment standpoint as well. AFRM/WIVF offers male fertility testing at our 3 high complexity andrology laboratories located in Westlake, South Austin, and […]
A varicocele is an abnormal dilation of veins around the testicle which can cause cellular harm and worsen a man’s fertility. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi recently co-authored a meta-analysis along with respected experts in the field worldwide. The results further supported what has been established that surgically repairing a varicocele can improve semen analysis results […]
As more and more men are being diagnosed with testosterone deficiency (TD) at a younger age and as more men are waiting longer to build their families, there is a significant overlap in men requiring treatment for TD and wanting to maintain fertility. One of the challenges with administering testosterone therapy to men in […]
The Global Andrology Forum is a network of experts from around the world in male reproductive medicine and science who work together to produce meaningful research in the field. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is a member of this team and recently co-authored a study examining the consensus and diversity of the management of varicoceles in […]
The AFRM team publishes clinical trial on varicocele repair in infertile men reducing seminal oxidative stress
A varicocele is an abnormal dilation of veins around the testicle. Approximately 15% of men in the general population and 40% of men presenting with infertility have varicoceles. In fact, varicocele is the most common correctable form of male infertility. It has been well established that varicoceles can worsen semen parameters overtime such as […]
In the U.S. alone, it’s estimated that 10-15% of couples are infertile. Of those couples, 50-60% will likely have a male contributing factor. It can be frustrating for couples dealing with fertility issues. However, there are solutions that may be effective if it’s been determined male infertility is likely a contributing factor.
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The field of male infertility is rapidly changing and advancing. As the level of science improves, so do the diagnostics and clinical options for infertile men. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi, a leading expert in the field of male fertility, was invited to present a comprehensive review on male fertility at the St. David’s Medical Center […]