Research and Evaluation

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 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 |

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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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 |

‘Sperm telomere length’: a new indicator of sperm quality?

Semen analysis is limited in its power to predict whether a man is fertile and often fails to find abnormalities in the semen of infertile men. It may be hypothesised that specific unrecognised molecular defects may be causing the problem. … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge exchange, Research and Evaluation |

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 |
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