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Men's health in Primary Health Care

Articles in the Men’s Health in Primary Health Care blog are provided to primary health care providers, such as Medicare Locals, as a source of key men’s health news and topics related to the primary health care setting.

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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 |

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

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

Why do men with colorectal cancer delay in seeking help for symptoms?

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

Posted in Knowledge exchange, Men's health, Primary health care |

Does the ‘pinkification’ of breast cancer marginalise men?

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

Posted in Clinical management, Primary health care, Research and Evaluation |

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 |

No time for men’s health promotion?

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.

Posted in Men's health events, Primary health care |

Testosterone: aim for the middle

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.

Posted in Primary health care, Testosterone |

10 essential things health professionals should know about PSA testing

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.

Posted in Primary health care, Prostate cancer, Prostate cancer screening, Prostate disease | Tagged

Benign prostate disease: a very common condition

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.

Posted in Men's health, Primary health care, Prostate disease | Tagged ,

Discussing sexual health with younger men

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.

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