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Reminder that testicular cancer is a young man’s cancer

A recent news item about a young footballer diagnosed with testicular cancer is a reminder that this is the second most common cancer in men aged 18 to 39. It’s a good idea for all young men to perform regular … Continue reading

Posted in Adolescent and Young Adult Males, Health promotion, Testicular cancer |

Testosterone treatment in older men may increase the risk of cardiovascular events

The evidence about the risk of cardiovascular events linked to testosterone treatment in older men with low testosterone has been conflicting at the same time as testosterone prescribing in Australia and around the world has increased dramatically. Although there have … Continue reading

Posted in Middle-aged and older males, Testosterone |

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 |

Can we do better in engaging young men with mental health service providers?

As a group young men are reluctant to seek help for health issues, especially those of a mental or emotional nature. There have been calls for improved services to support young men’s mental health and well-being. The attitudes, beliefs and … Continue reading

Posted in Adolescent and Young Adult Males, Primary health care, Training and Education |

Helping Close the Gap: Engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men

Andrology Australia’s latest free active learning module (ALM) aims to provide knowledge, skills and communication strategies to assist all health professionals to better engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in the primary health care setting.

Posted in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males, Training and Education |

Living with a partner has health benefits for older men

As men’s life expectancy increases, a larger number are living to very old age and an increasing proportion live alone, having survived their partner. Older men who live alone may have greater health needs and poorer health behaviours than those … Continue reading

Posted in Community health, Knowledge exchange, Middle-aged and older males, Research and Evaluation |

Getting young men interested in their own health

This year Andrology Australia is working with organisations and experts in the men’s health space, as well as government and other stakeholders, to develop a coordinated approach to encouraging all men aged 18–21 to undertake an early health check.

Posted in Adolescent and Young Adult Males, Men's health, Men's health events |

Young Men’s Health Stakeholder Forum 2016

Andrology Australia will host a stakeholder Forum on 3-4 March 2016 in Canberra, to explore contemporary issues affecting the health of young men and their wellbeing.

Posted in Adolescent and Young Adult Males, Andrology Australia, Knowledge exchange, Men's health events | Tagged

A message for men who want to be fathers

An important message for men who want to be fathers, from Andrology Australia's Director, Professor Rob McLachlan.

Posted in Adolescent and Young Adult Males, Fertility | Tagged , , ,

What do you say when the doctor asks, “Do you have a family history of…?”

There are good reasons why you need to talk to your relatives about their health history—and your own!

Posted in Adolescent and Young Adult Males, Men's health, Middle-aged and older males | Tagged ,
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