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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

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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 |

Risk factors for erectile dysfunction in Australian men

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a prevalent condition among men in Australia. ED has been associated with medical conditions such as diabetes, certain lifestyle factors, many medical treatments, and is an early marker of cardiovascular disease. However, little is known about … Continue reading

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Fertility preservation for young boys with cancer

A number of treatments for cancer can affect the future fertility of young boys and adolescent males. Several options are available for fertility preservation. As there are many competing priorities at the time of a cancer diagnosis, the discussion of … Continue reading

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