Key Features

  • evidence-based information
  • boxes highlighting key points and concepts
  • guidelines issued by professional bodies to promote best practice
  • exercises encouraging critical reflection on current practices and social norms
  • a wide range of websites and references to important resources

Table of Contents

1. Sex, gender and health status

Men, masculinity and health

Sex and statistics

Major causes of death

Cancers

Heart disease

Health concerns of adults

Social determinants of health

Mental health

Cultural identities among men

2. Promoting health

Health promotion

Health issues nominated by men

Screening

3. Ethico-legal

Implications for practice

Surrogacy by in vitro fertilisation

Reproductive rights

Homosexuality

4. Young men

Premature deaths

Substance abuse

Teenage boys’ drinking

Body image

5. Prime time

Infertility and subfertility

Sexually transmitted infections

Urethritis

Bacterial STIs

Viral STIs

Vasectomy

Androgen deficiency

Erectile dysfunction

6. Maturity

Testosterone in decline

Men and cardiovascular disease

7. Sensitive issues

Date rape

Domestic violence

Circumcision

Premature ejaculation

Sexual abuse

8. Male conditions and disorders

Haematospermia

Disorders of the prostate

Testicular cancer

9. Procedures and investigations

Transuretheral resection of the prostate (TURP)

Digital rectal examination (DRE)

Testicular self examination

10. Male-specific conditions and disorders

Hydrocele

Testicular torsion

Epididymitis

Orchitis

Varicocele

Spermatocele

Cryptorchidism

Inginial hernia

Balanitis

Balanitis xerotica obliterans

Phimosis

Cancer of the penis

Peyronie’s disease

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702035036

About the author

Tom Laws

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Division of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Australia