Male health: a new paradigm, strategies for care delivery, advocacy, education and research

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Male health: a new paradigm, strategies for care delivery, advocacy, education and research

Men's health as a chess game

In this Science Direct article, you'll learn about:

  • Care delivery methods for men's health

" To assist the general and specialty physician to improve the care they provide for male patients, the American Urological Association (AUA) has developed the Men’s Health Checklist. The checklist covers the adult male through four stages of life—from ages 18-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-69 years, and >70 years. The checklist is divided into two sections relating to ‘urology-specific’ checks and ‘related health’ checks. "

  • Health advocacy for men's health

" Advocacy and health policy have expanded into the national governments of Ireland and Australia, where federal male health policies have been enacted (7,11,12). Gender-specific approaches to health planning and policy are now implemented to address the specific discrepancies and needs of men. In Australia, the national Men’s Health Policy has committed to provide community-based health programs in the form of a Men’s Shed program. "

  • What education is needed for men's health

" Physicians treating men should also understand that erectile dysfunction might be the first clinical sign of a hidden health condition and that cardiovascular and endocrine etiologies should be investigated. A recent meta-analysis examining the prediction of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality in men with erectile dysfunction demonstrated greater pooled relative risk for these two conditions, especially in younger men and men with intermediate cardiovascular risk (33).To achieve a greater level of understanding of the urological and non-urological issues facing men, programs of education within residency training programs and continuing medical education (CME) curricula need to be instituted. "

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