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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 […]