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Oestrogen therapy and acute cardiovascular events in trans women

Transgender people (whose gender identity differs to their sex assigned at birth) may choose to undergo hormone therapy to align their physical appearance with their gender identity. For a trans woman (born as a male and identifies as a female) … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical management, Knowledge exchange, Transgender persons |

Using preclinical models to discover new treatments for advanced prostate cancer

Despite many new treatments for advanced (castration-resistant) prostate cancer, this aggressive from of cancer remains incurable. A team of researchers at Monash University, Melbourne have established new preclinical models of advanced prostate cancer that can be studied in the laboratory. … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge exchange, Men's health, Middle-aged and older males, Prostate cancer |

Immunotherapy hope for patients with advanced prostate cancer

Immunotherapy is an exciting new weapon in the treatment of aggressive cancers that works by harnessing the body’s own immune system to eradicate cancer cells. In prostate cancer, the success of immunotherapy in clinical trials is mixed. Where many patients … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge exchange, Men's health, Middle-aged and older males, Prostate cancer |

MRI-Targeted or Standard Biopsy for Prostate-Cancer Diagnosis

The current standard of care for men suspected of prostate cancer is referral for a biopsy for definitive diagnosis. However, this approach can lead to over-treatment clinically insignificant cancers, burdening men with side-effects related to the cancer treatment and the … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge exchange, Men's health, Middle-aged and older males, Prostate cancer, Uncategorized |

Reminder that testicular cancer is a young man’s cancer

A recent news item about a young footballer diagnosed with testicular cancer is a reminder that this is the second most common cancer in men aged 18 to 39. It’s a good idea for all young men to perform regular … Continue reading

Posted in Adolescent and Young Adult Males, Health promotion, Testicular cancer |

Testosterone treatment in older men may increase the risk of cardiovascular events

The evidence about the risk of cardiovascular events linked to testosterone treatment in older men with low testosterone has been conflicting at the same time as testosterone prescribing in Australia and around the world has increased dramatically. Although there have … Continue reading

Posted in Middle-aged and older males, Testosterone |

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 |

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 |

Helping Close the Gap: Engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men

Andrology Australia’s latest free active learning module (ALM) aims to provide knowledge, skills and communication strategies to assist all health professionals to better engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in the primary health care setting.

Posted in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males, Training and Education |

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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