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Healthy Male

Healthy Male is a national not-for-profit providing information on men's health.

They facilitate action on men’s health in collaboration with Australia's leading researchers, specialists, clinicals and educators, advocate for change, empower men and boys to take action on their health, build the capabilities of the health system and workforce, and prioritise their efforts to close the health and wellbeing gaps in specific groups.

Healthy Male is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health.

Vision and mission

Healthy Male has a vision of 'generations of healthy Australian men'.

They are a trusted source of information and facilitator of action on men’s health. They collaborate with the various communities, health professionals, researchers, peak bodies, partner agencies and government to achieve their vision through working across six pillars.

How Healthy Male can help

Healthy Male provide evidence-based, easy to understand information on male health.

They engage with the Australian public to improve knowledge and understanding of these issues through an extensive website, social media, email newsletters, a print magazine, advertising, and through partnerships with other health organisations.

They also support hundreds of organisations, sporting teams, community groups and Men’s Sheds across Australia, distributing engaging health messages and quality health information.

Healthy Male aims to enhance the current and future workforce capacity in male health through the development and release of clinical resources, practice guidelines, and education and training programs for health professionals.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Healthy Male.

Last reviewed: June 2023

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Donor conception: What are people’s rights? | Healthy Male

The term' donor conception' refers to the process used when a baby is made using donated sperm, eggs, or embryos. Donors are also used for many surrogacy births. While this process opens the door to parenthood for those who are unable to conceive without help, there are legal issues that everyone involved must be aware of.

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Testicular cancer and fertility | Healthy Male

Being diagnosed with testicular cancer comes with plenty of anxieties, from prognosis to potential treatments and their side effects. Your level of fertility will depend on things like your age, fertility status before diagnosis, and the type of treatment you require.

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A man's guide to going through IVF | Healthy Male

IVF is one of the more widely known forms of assisted reproductive technology — used to overcome a range of fertility issues.

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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) | Healthy Male

A sexually transmitted infection (STI) is an infection you get or give during sexual activity. STIs can be caused by viruses (e.g., human immunodeficiency virus, herpes), bacteria (e.g., gonorrhea, syphilis), or parasites (e.g., pubic lice).

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Semen analysis | Healthy Male

Semen analysis is when freshly ejaculated semen is tested in a laboratory, and the number, shape and movement of sperm are measured under a microscope. This analysis is an important part of diagnosing male infertility.

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Does taking steroids affect male fertility? | Healthy Male

Question Does taking steroids affect my chances to have a baby? I have been taking steroids for a couple of years and am concerned it might impact my sperm.  

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Storing your sperm (Sperm preservation) | Healthy Male

Semen can be frozen and stored long-term for future use. If you want to father a child at a later stage, the frozen semen is thawed and used in fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF).

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Klinefelter Syndrome - Symptoms & Causes | Healthy Male

Klinefelter Syndrome, also known as 47,XXY, is a genetic condition where you have an extra X chromosome. It’s congenital, which means that you’re born with it. Klinefelter Syndrome is a common chromosomal disorder, affecting one in 550 men. However, many people with Klinefelter Syndrome are never diagnosed.

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Male infertility: Symptoms, causes & diagnosis | Healthy Male

As a male, your fertility generally depends on the quantity and quality of your sperm. If the number of sperm you ejaculate is low, or if the sperm are of a poor quality, it will be difficult, and in some cases impossible, to get pregnant. In most cases, there are no obvious signs of infertility.

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Your guide to sperm donation in Australia | Healthy Male

If your sperm quality is high enough, you’ll provide several more samples, which are then frozen and quarantined for further health screening.

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