Male Infertility

Intranasal testosterone replacement with the potential to not suppress sperm production

Traditionally, men who want to maintain fertility potential or are trying to achieve a pregnancy with their spouse/partner have been deterred from being on testosterone replacement for low testosterone.  The reason for this is that all of the classic testosterone replacement medications including topical gels, injections, patches, and pellets, suppress the signaling command hormones […]

Semen Analysis App vs. Laboratory Testing

Smartphones are assuming an increasingly large role in most people’s lives. If you have a curiosity about a certain subject, chances are good that there’s an app that will help you explore it.

This is the case with certain apps that are related to male fertility. Specifically, apps that are designed to perform semen analysis […]

The Impact of Marijuana on Fertility

As marijuana use is legalized in more states and it becomes more socially acceptable to use it recreationally, use of this drug has increased. This holds true for couples of reproductive age who may be trying to conceive. Accordingly, it is critical that doctors understand how marijuana use may affect fertility preservation so that […]

Austin Fertility’s Newest Physician: Dr. Luke Machen

Austin Fertility is excited to announce our newest physician to our clinic, Dr. Luke Machen, a reproductive urologist, who will be serving male patients in Round Rock, our newest location.  Now patients in Round Rock and the greater North Austin area can enjoy a shorter drive to see us.

We’re fortunate to have Dr. Machen […]

Varicoceles can induce severe testicular injury resulting in sperm counts of zero with Sertoli Cell only

Approximately 1% of men in the general population in the United States have a sperm count of zero.  It is remarkably common considering that is one out of every 100 men.  Fifteen percent of men in the general population have a varicocele, an abnormal dilation of veins around the testicle which can adversely impact […]

The 2019 Texas Monthly Super Doctor Panel Selects Dr. Parviz Kavoussi

This is the 9th consecutive year that Dr. Parviz Kavoussi has been named as a Texas Monthly Magazine Super Doctor. This small group of physicians are selected based on peer recognition, professional achievement, and disciplinary history. Doctors from multiple specialties with the highest marks from each category are chosen to be on a blue […]

Damaged sperm DNA may contribute to recurrent pregnancy losses

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was interviewed in Fox 7 news regarding the impact of sperm DNA damage on recurrent pregnancy losses.  Multiple studies have reported that men with high percentages of their sperm with DNA fragmentation have a higher risk of contributing to recurrent miscarriages.  Dr. Kavoussi states, “The good news is now that we […]

Advanced paternal age’s potential impact on neonatal and maternal outcomes

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was recently interviewed live on NBC’s KXAN network regarding a recently published study evaluating outcomes of neonates and mothers when the male partner was considered to be in an advanced paternal age range at the time of conception.  This study looked at a birth registry which included over 40 million documented […]

NIAW 2019: Infertility Uncovered

This year’s theme for
National Infertility Awareness week (NIAW) is #InfertilityUncovered, which
focuses raising awareness about the lack of access to family building options
and emotional support for millions of women and men struggling to build a
family. Visit NIAW to learn
more.

Follow us on as we will be
publishing educational posts about infertility.

NIAW is organized by RESOLVE, the National […]

Why Younger Men Should Care about Low Testosterone

Having low testosterone (low T) levels is usually considered a problem in older men. In fact, men over the age of 40 begin experiencing a 3 percent reduction in testosterone levels. However, younger men can also have lower testosterone levels, which can have a big impact on male fertility.

 

Causes of Low T Levels in […]