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02 June 2011

Are you man enough?

June is Men’s Health Month, and there can be no better opportunity to highlight the importance of the early detection and treatment of many male-specific diseases.

June is Men’s Health Month, and there can be no better opportunity to highlight the importance of the early detection and treatment of many male-specific diseases.

This is a remarkable statistic considering that infertility still tends to be largely attributed to the woman; a misconception Dr Jacobson says needs to be changed as a matter of urgency:  “Men do tend to interpret being infertile as a blow to their sexual prowess but, for the sake of improving a couple’s chances of conceiving, men must realise that infertility has nothing to do with virility. In fact, they are even manlier if they – and their peers – can accept and deal with their infertility, which has more to do with the absence of healthy sperm in the semen than good looks, a muscular physique and being potent.”

  • Smoking
  • Recreational drugs
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Use of anabolic steroids
  • Tight underwear
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals

  • Damaged sperm ducts
  • Varicocele (varicose veins of the testicles)
  • Infection from the likes of mumps and STDs
  • Genetics
  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Previous vasectomy

 
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