Male sub/infertility

Male subfertility/infertility. Having children can be a wonderful experience but often, getting pregnant can be a source of anxiety and stress for many couples. Even in perfectly healthy couples the chance of successful pregnancy in any given month is about 15-25%. So, many months of trying may be necessary to be successful. If there are factors affecting fertility (in either partner) then this chance drops. Here I will consider the male side of infertility. Male infertility is considered to be responsible for 20% of cases of infertility in...

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Prostate Enlargement / Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy/hyperplasia (BPH)

What does the prostate do? The main function of the prostate is to secrete an alkali fluid that makes up a large proportion of semen. This alkalinity aims to combat normal acidity within the vagina so as to protect sperm and allow fertilisation. What is it? BPH is enlargement of the prostate gland which invariably will happen to all men by a certain age. 50% of men will demonstrate signs and symptoms of BPH by age 60 and jumps to 95% by age 85. It is not associated with cancer, which itself is a completely separate topic. Since the urethra...

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STD Screening for MSM (Men who have Sex with Men)

STD Screening for MSM (Men who have Sex with Men) MSM stands for Men who have Sex with Men. There are many other terms used to describe MSM such as Gay Men and Homosexual Men. These are unhelpful labels which might not apply to you. If you are a man and ever have had sex with another man then there are specific STD concerns that apply to you. The fact is MSM are at a higher risk for HIV and other STDs such as Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Herpes and Warts. There could be several reasons for this. First, the anal canal is not designed for sex. There is...

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Understanding Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD): A Guidebook to Better Sexual Health (Men) – free eBook

Understanding Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD): A Guidebook to Better Sexual Health (Men) Preview Download (free) “The aim of this book is to shed light onto how STIs affect men, and sexual health and their well-being. We hope to use this book as a guide to educate our readers on the symptoms of STIs. It is important to go for screening develop any symptoms. Being diagnosed and treated early helps prevent future complications. We always believe in promoting greater sexual health knowledge, so that the community at large can take charge...

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MMM4 – Diagnosis and Management of Prostatitis

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