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Testosterone levels can affect many areas of your life. Select testosterone if you are concerned about:

  • muscle strength
  • sex drive
  • sperm production

Sexual medicine promotes sexuality and disease awareness and prevention. Sexual disorders in men include:

  • sexual desire disorders
  • premature ejaculation
  • erectile dysfunction
  • priapism (prolonged erection)

Heart disease is the number one killer of men. Select this section if you are concerned about:

  • high blood pressure
  • cholesterol
  • making healthy lifestyle choices
  • heart attack and stroke risks

The prostate helps control the flow of urine and produces semen. Diseases that can affect the prostate are:

  • prostate cancer
  • benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • prostate infection (prostatitis)

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in males aged 15–34.

Select this section for more information on testicular cancer causes, treatments and therapies.

Our bones lose density as we age. Osteoporosis can be attributed to:

  • decreased bone mass
  • changes in levels of testosterone and estrogen
  • some prescription medicines
  • poor diet, lack of exercise, and other lifestyle choices

Healthy living means promoting mental health as well as physical. Learn more about stresses and challenges that men of all ages face.

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Did You Know?

Research has found that people who are obese at 40 can lose up to seven years off their life expectancy.

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Sexual Health (13-21)

Sex… what’s at risk?

The teenage years are when guys make the transition from boys into young men.  In these years, a lot of men become sexually active (with or without a partner/girlfriend/boyfriend) -- this is a normal and very healthy part of growing up.  Becoming sexually active can be a great time in a young man’s life, but it’s also important to know what you’re getting into. 

If you’re old enough to have sex, you’re old enough to take responsibility for two basic things: 

1. Using Birth Control Every Time (because you’re not ready to be a Dad, right?)

If you’re having sex (or thinking about having sex) you should know how to put a condom on.  Some guys like to practice alone before trying it with a partner... it’s up to you.  If you masturbate with a condom on, you’ll get used to the feeling of safe sex, and get into the habit of wearing a condom every time... which is a good thing.  

2. Keeping clear of Sexually Transmitted Infections (seriously.)

Here’s the thing about STIs: they suck.  You and your penis are going to spend a long and happy life together – you’ve got to take care of each other.  STI’s can make your penis itchy, burn-y or even drippy (!).  Basically, they’re no fun.

Here are some facts and tips to keep you safe:

  • Two-thirds of all sexually transmitted infections occur in people 25 years and under
  • You are at risk when you have sexual contact involving the genitals, the mouth (oral) or the rectum (anal)
  • Risk is reduced when you use condoms, but even with a condom, you can still get some STI’s through skin contact (e.g. herpes, warts, syphilis)
  • Not all STIs have symptoms
  • Some STI’s are sneaky -- they can easily be missed
  • Most STIs are treatable
  • STI’s that can’t be cured can be managed... but left untreated can be very harmful
  • Most STIs are highly contagious – it’s important to deal with them to avoid spreading to sexual partners
  • If you are sexually active, get tested

 

For more information about STIs please click here

Click here for an STI Clinic locator

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Condom Tips:

  • Check the expiry date.
  • Use lots of condom-friendly lube, either water based or silicon.
  • You may want to add a drop of lube to the inside for extra sensation.
  • Foreskin? Consider pulling it back.
  • Occasionally check for breakage.
  • If you are allergic to latex, there are alternative condoms in other materials.
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