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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
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
Research has demonstrated a lower awareness of the risk factors for colorectal cancer among men than women and that they are less likely to seek medical attention for symptoms. A delay in diagnosis can be due to a combination of … Continue reading
Breast cancer in men is more common than most people realise but is still largely a hidden condition and men may miss out on the support they need. Care for men with breast cancer needs to be informed by research … Continue reading
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
Andrology Australia has made the Men’s Health Education Kit to help health professionals to run events and raise community awareness of a range of men’s health problems.
Findings from mortality follow-up from the Health In Men Study suggest that for an older man being treated with testosterone, the target should be in the middle of the normal range, rather than the high end.
Andrology Australia recommends that a man considering PSA testing should be informed that there are uncertainties about treatment options in prostate cancer, that there are both potential gains and risks from PSA testing, and that an abnormal PSA result must be confirmed by further testing.
Benign prostate hyperlasia (BPH) is a significant cause of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), which in themselves can be quite debilitating for the patient. BPH usually becomes more of a problem over time, with symptoms getting worse if they are not treated.
Sexual health should be raised by male GPs in consultations with young men whenever possible and appropriate. GPs should offer sexual health education to young men rather than trying to assess their knowledge during a brief intervention.