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Sexual health over 60: Do you talk to your doctor? Does your doctor talk to you?

Discussion of sexual health with a GP is seen as routine for younger adults, but this is not the case for older people. However, research has found that many older adults would value the opportunity to discuss sexual health with … Continue reading

Posted in Middle-aged and older males, Research and Evaluation, Sexual health |

Use of MRI in prostate cancer diagnosis

The evidence for the use of MRI in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer has been building. However, more studies are needed to assess the accuracy of including MRI in the diagnostic process as compared to current diagnostic practices. … Continue reading

Posted in Men's health, Prostate cancer, Prostate cancer screening, Research and Evaluation |

What do men know about their fertility?

Male infertility is associated with impaired quality of life and poorer health status. However, few studies have focused on men’s knowledge of their own fertility. Studies of both men and women have found that men are comparatively less knowledgeable about … Continue reading

Posted in Andrology Australia, Fertility, Health promotion, Knowledge exchange, Uncategorized |

What causes male infertility?

In about half of infertile couples the problem lies either solely with the male or in both the male and female partners. However, the cause of infertility in the male partner is often difficult to determine and many men are … Continue reading

Posted in Fertility, Men's health, Research and Evaluation |

Male birth control injections prevent pregnancy

A new study co-authored by Director of Andrology Australia, Professor Rob McLachlan, takes us one step closer to male hormonal contraception. Men have been limited in the role they can play in birth control due to the lack of effective … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge exchange, Men's health, Research and Evaluation |

Finasteride and the risk of sexual dysfunction: results from a large UK patient database

A possible side effect of 5-α reductase inhibitors is sexual dysfunction and some men, particularly those being treated for alopecia, report that sexual dysfunction continues after the withdrawal of treatment. However, there is little robust evidence to quantify the risk … Continue reading

Posted in Erectile dysfunction, Men's health, Prostate disease, Research and Evaluation, Sexual health |

What is the best treatment option for men with localised prostate cancer?

The management of clinically localised prostate cancer diagnosed after a PSA test remains controversial. Active surveillance is an option that can help ameliorate the negative effects of over-treatment of PSA-detected prostate cancer. The longer term outcomes of this approach compared … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical management, Men's health, Prostate cancer, Prostate cancer screening, Research and Evaluation |

Endocrine Society of Australia Position Statement on Testosterone (Part 2)

The final section of the Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA) Position Statement on Male Hypogonadism (Part 2: treatment and therapeutic considerations) was published in the September issue of the Medical Journal of Australia, complementing Part 1: assessment and indications for … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical management, Men's health, Primary health care, Testosterone |

Is testosterone a useful addition to diabetes risk models?

Observational data suggest that testosterone levels in men may be a reversible risk factor for T2D and therefore inclusion of testosterone may enhance the performance of current type 2 diabetes risk tools. There are currently at least seven risk models … Continue reading

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Endocrine Society of Australia Position Statement on Testosterone

The Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA) Position Statement on Male Hypogonadism (part 1): Assessment and Indications for Testosterone Therapy has just been published in the Medical Journal of Australia, updating the ESA guidelines from 2000. Developed by leading Australian endocrinologists, … Continue reading

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