Testing the testosterone myths

The Healthy Male, Summer 2014

Download the latest issueTestosterone gets a lot of attention in the media and in the community these days, and not all of it is good. But how many of us really understand what testosterone is, what it does, and why it’s important?

We look into these matters in the Summer issue of ‘The Healthy Male’.

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In this issue:

Testing the testosterone myths

It’s said that testosterone is what makes men, men. But it’s a myth that more testosterone makes you more of a man. In fact there are some health risks that come with too much or too little testosterone. As with most things, the secret to good health is finding the right balance. Read now.

Engaging Indigenous men in primary health

Andrology Australia has developed a new Clinical Summary Guide for health professionals titled, ‘Engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in primary care settings,’ which details strategies for health services and encourages cultural competency training. Read now.

Health spot: Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) is a common and disabling condition. It is any pelvic pain that lasts for more than six months and is estimated to affect one in 10 men. Read now.

Canadian review recommends against PSA screening

A new clinical guideline on prostate cancer screening by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care has recommended that the prostate- specific antigen (PSA) test should not be used for screening without a detailed discussion with the patient. Read now.

Anxiety and distress in men undergoing active surveillance for prostate cancer

A recent study from the Netherlands assessed whether active surveillance leads to anxiety or distress, and whether highly anxious men would be more likely to swap to active treatment. Read now.

News: The fertility knowledge of young Australian men

Andrology Australia is working in partnership with the Australian Fertility Medicine Foundation (AFMF) to plan a new research study aimed at finding out more about the fertility knowledge and health literacy of young Australian men. Read now.

In brief: PSA guidelines for review

Cancer Coucil Australia (CCA) and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) are working together to develop clinical practice guidelines ‘PSA Testing and Early Management of Test-Detected Prostate Cancer’. Read now.

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