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AFRM involved in study on oxidative stress impacting male fertility

Although the basic semen analysis is the cornerstone of the male fertility evaluation, assessing the semen volume, sperm count, motility, and morphology has essentially been the same way the semen has been evaluated since the 1600’s when sperm was first looked at under a microscope.  There is a need for more advanced testing of […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed on KVUE ABC News about diet and female fertility

There has been a recent increase in attention directed towards diet and its effect on female fertility, as multiple studies and review articles of previous studies have been published in journals over the last few years.  Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi was interviewed by KVUE anchor Ashley Goudeau regarding diet and female fertility.

Watch the full interview […]

Random controlled ovarian stimulation prior to cancer treatments in women of reproductive age who are diagnosed with cancer

Until
several years ago, the prevailing thought was that only one “wave” of follicles
is available for growth per monthly menstrual cycle; therefore, controlled
ovarian stimulation (COS) for fertility preservation would require waiting for
a woman’s period to start prior to her starting fertility medications for COS
leading up to oocyte retrieval for fertility preservation prior to cancer
treatments such […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi publishes study showing Ibuprofen does not have an adverse impact on semen analysis parameters

A recent study was published which raised questions on whether men taking Ibuprofen had diminished fertility potential and testicular function.  Dr. Kavoussi states, “The study looked a number of factors but did not actually assess the impact of Ibuprofen on semen analysis parameters, which was what were interested in knowing to help guide our […]

The Importance of Testosterone

Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone that serves many roles in the body. Along with regulating muscle mass, fat distribution, and red blood cell production, testosterone also helps regulate libido and male fertility.

All men naturally experience a decline in testosterone with age. After the age of 30, testosterone levels decrease by around 2% […]

Egg Freezing Treatment Supported by Most Women

The vast majority of women consider egg freezing, more formally known as oocyte cryopreservation, an acceptable way to preserve fertility, according to a groundbreaking new study that was recently presented at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology’s annual meeting. Some 99 percent of respondents to the study’s anonymous online survey supported the […]

The Inaugural American Society for Reproductive Medicine Kavoussi Outstanding Teacher Award Received by Dr. Paul McDonough

The inaugural American Society for Reproductive Medicine Kavoussi Outstanding Teacher Award was received by Dr. Paul McDonough. Dr. McDonough is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Physiology and Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia. This award annually honors a different ASRM member who is recognized as an […]

Are Male Fertility Tests Measuring the Right Things?

After conducting a review of 24 scientific papers about infertility in obese men, a group of Australian researchers from the University of Adelaide is suggesting that the panel of routine tests performed on male infertility patients should be expanded to include tests for sperm DNA fragmentation.

Infertility is diagnosed when a couple is unable to […]

Do Uterine Fibroids Affect Fertility?

Do uterine fibroids affect fertility?

What are uterine fibroids?

Uterine fibroids, also known as uterine “leiomyomata” or “myomas”, are solid masses arising from the smooth muscle cells that form the uterine musculature, also known as the myometrium.  They are present in 30-50% of women and, although they can occur in women of any ethnic background, uterine […]