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Four updated fact sheets

Andrology Australia has a catalogue of fact sheets on a wide range of male health topics, and four of these have recently been updated.

Vasectomy and vasectomy reversal

Vasectomy and vasectomy reversal fact sheet

Vasectomy is a surgical operation that cuts the tubes that carry the sperm from the testes (the vas deferens or the “vas”). The goal of a vasectomy is to make a man sterile, that is, unable to father children naturally. It is a very effective, safe and permanent form of contraception.

Read the information online or download the PDF fact sheet.

Osteoporosis in men

Osteoporosis in men fact sheet

Osteoporosis is a disease usually affecting older women and men. It is a problem of the skeleton that lessens bone strength and increases the risk of fracture. Bone strength is measured by bone mineral density and bone quality.

Read the information online or download the PDF fact sheet.

Klinefelter’s syndrome

Klinefelter's syndrome fact sheet

Klinefelter’s syndrome is a genetic (chromosomal) condition that only affects males. It is congenital, which means it is present from birth.

Men with Klinefelter’s syndrome have an extra X chromosome. The normal male chromosome arrangement is 46XY, but for men with Klinefelter’s syndrome it is 47XXY.

Read the information online or download the PDF fact sheet.

Androgen deprivation therapy

Androgen deprivation therapy fact sheet

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), formerly called hormone therapy, is a treatment that works well for many men with prostate cancer.

Read the information online or download the PDF fact sheet.

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