The concern over whether cycling impacts a man’s fertility has been a long standing debate. Dr. Kavoussi states, “as an Austin native and having grown up in Austin, one of the countries cycling capitals, this issue is of great interest to me and its importance to my subfertile patients. As cycling continues to grow in popularity, the potential impact of hours spent on the bike seat on a man’s fertility raised a lot questions”. Dr. Kavoussi was interviewed on Fox 7 news to discuss a recent article showing that cycling does not have a bad affect on male fertility. This study examined 5,200 male cyclist comparing those who cycled for less than 3 hours and 45 minutes a week to those who cycles for longer than 8 and a half hours a week. The relieving results were that there was no difference in infertility rates between the two groups. This gives us more reassurance that men can stay on the bike without worry of worsening their fertility potential.

Watch the news segment here.