There are 13.1 million men in the United States diagnosed with low testosterone, or hypogonadism, annually. Many men seek treatment but the traditional testosterone replacement options such as topical gels, injections, pellets, and patches suppress sperm production and can have an adverse impact on a man’s fertility. Off-label use of a SERM, an oral […]
E-cigarette use, or “vaping”, due to statements of greater safety than cigarette smoking, has become more popular among adolescents and pregnant women. Moreover, it has been used more commonly in recent years as an alternative by individuals who are attempting cessation of cigarette smoking. Due to a lack of long-term and second generation data, […]
The Kavoussi family created an annual award for a teacher in the field of reproductive medicine through the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). This award is intended to support such teachers with the recognition that all fertility specialists are able to provide care for patients and advance research in the field of reproductive […]
A crucial component of the advancement of medical science in an evidence-based manner to help optimize practice patterns for the best patient care is through the publication of scientific medical journal articles. As an expert in male fertility, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is a peer-reviewer of studies submitted for publication to over a dozen of […]
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 […]
Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi discusses the association between endometriosis and potential adverse pregnancy outcomes on KVUE ABC News
Based on data from a study that was published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology in September 2019, an association was seen between endometriosis and an increased risk of several adverse pregnancy outcomes. Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi was interviewed by KVUE anchor Mari Salazar regarding the topic of endometriosis and such pregnancy outcomes.
Watch Dr. Kavoussi’s […]
Men and adolescents who are undergoing medical treatments that might negatively affect their future fertility may want to consider sperm cryopreservation. Although such measures have been available since at least the 1970s, these options tend to be underutilized by men who are faced with gonadotoxic treatment.
Gonadotoxic treatment generally refers to any medical procedures that […]
A study published by the Annals of Oncology concluded that men who have received one course of chemotherapy for early stage testicular cancer are unlikely to see a detrimental effect on their sperm count and quality.
Several previous studies found that men with more advanced testicular cancer who have undergone more than one treatment of chemotherapy or radiotherapy […]
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 […]
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 […]