The fact we men aren’t talking about our reproductive health, means we are putting our health and quality of life at risk.
The health of our tackle can be an early warning sign for more serious health problems, so we need to start talking about it, and seeing our doctors early so we can avoid further delay.
If you have a health problem below the belt, you’re not alone and help is available. One in three men has a problem below the belt. So, chances are that if you don’t, then one of your mates, brothers, dads or uncles is experiencing a reproductive health problem, and may need support.
Amongst Aussie blokes, about half will experience prostate problems, one in five over the age of 40 has erectile problems, an estimated 1 in 20 are infertile, and 1 in 200 will suffer from testosterone deficiency. Each year about 680 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer, and this number is rising.
So, what can we do? It’s simple – just start talking. Talk to your doctor, talk to your
mates, and visit Andrology Australia for free quality information and resources on
male reproductive health problems and associated conditions, to help us men make
better health decisions.
Andrology Australia provides a range of free quality information to help men, and our families, understand
our bodies when problems arise, so that we can make
better health decisions. The resources are available
at no cost and can be downloaded or ordered online at www.andrologyaustralia.org or phone: 1300 303 878.
If you are having problems with your tackle, the longer you say nothing, the greater the chances are there’ll be nothing your doctor can do about it.So What?
If you are having problems with your tackle, the longer you say nothing, the greater the chances are there’ll be nothing your doctor can do about it.
Whatever you may call it, all those bits below the belt are important for your overall health and quality of life, and with early detection and treatment you can often avoid more serious long-term health problems.
So talk to your doctor, talk to your mates, and visit Andrology Australia for free quality information and resources on male reproductive health problems and associated conditions, to help men make better health decisions.Whats this all about?
Not only can some reproductive issues impact on our quality of life and psychological well-being, but others can be a sign of a more serious underlying physical condition. We can’t afford to keep thinking that our reproductive health is separate to our general health and well-being. Other men’s health organisations where men can access quality men’s health information include the following:
ACCESS Australia’s National Infertility Network Ltd.
FREECALL 1800 888 896
(02) 9599 8866 (National office)
Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group Australia
(03) 9315 8809
FREECALL 1300 303 878
1300 22 46 36
13 11 20
Continence Foundation of Australia
FREECALL 1800 33 00 66
1300 136 588
Drug and Alcohol Counselling
FREECALL 1800 888 236
Epilepsy Action Australia
1300 37 45 37
(02) 9628 5065
1300 36 27 87
FREECALL 1800 800 614
Klinefelter’s Syndrome Support Group
0425 240 773
Mental Health Foundation of Australia
(03) 9427 0406
Narcotics Anonymous Australia
(03) 9525 2833
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
FREECALL 1800 220 099