Male Infertility

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi presents on testicular salvage at Texas Endocrine Association Meeting

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 […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi co-authors study on consensus and diversity in the management of varicocele.

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 […]

The Male Reproductive System: How it Works, Fertility Issues & Treatment

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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Dr. Parviz Kavoussi presents on male infertility at St. David’s Grand Rounds

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 […]

Q&A: Gold Standard in Male Fertility Evaluation

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi, male fertility specialist answers the question, “Is there a gold standard in male infertility evaluation?”

The conventional semen analysis has been the cornerstone of the male fertility evaluation, and it is useful in many circumstances but is far from a perfect predictor of male fertility potential.  There has been a focus over […]

Dr Parviz Kavoussi leads conference on medical treatment for male infertility

There are a lot of misconceptions about medications that can improve male infertility.  Unfortunately, most data shows that most medications used to improve male fertility do not significantly improve sperm parameters, pregnancy, or live birth rates, except for fairly rare specific situations.  Similarly, vitamins and supplements have not been proven to improve male fertility […]

Dr Parviz Kavoussi co-authors study on antisperm antibodies

Antisperm antibodies (ASA) are formed as a result of an abnormal exposure of mature sperm cells to the immune system.  ASA testing is a high-level andrology laboratory test that is offered at Westlake IVF for infertile men who meet criteria for this complex testing.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi states, “ASA can be a cause of […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi co-authors study on sperm vitality

Sperm vitality is a laboratory assessment of whether sperm cells are alive or not.  It is an important adjunct to be considered when basic semen analyses reveal specific concerning findings.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was part of an international consortium to write a comprehensive scientific article on the diagnosis and management of men with poor […]

AFRM team publishes research showing testicular pathology is associated with FSH levels and testicular sizes.

One of the most challenging scenarios for infertile couples is what is known as non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA).  This occurs when there is severe dysfunction in the cells of the testicles resulting in a sperm count of zero; however, this does not mean there may not be sperm within the testicles, but in many men, […]