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Healthy Male - Andrology Australia

Healthy Male is a national organisation established to 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 social media, email newsletters, a print magazine, advertising, their website, and through partnerships with other health organisations.

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

Vision and mission

Generations of healthy Australian men.

They aim to make the information available to everybody, regardless of gender, age, education, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity. To do this, they collaborate with Australia’s leading researchers, specialists, clinicians and educators to develop information that fills the gaps in men’s health.

How Healthy Male can help

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

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

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Healthy Male - Andrology Australia.

Last reviewed: May 2021

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Vasectomy, Procedure & Risk | Healthy Male

A vasectomy is a surgical operation that cuts the tubes (called the vas deferens or the ‘vas’) that carry the sperm from the testicles to the tip of the penis. Men generally get vasectomies to prevent pregnancy with a partner. It’s a very effective, safe and permanent form of contraception.

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Know about low sex drive in men | Healthy Male

Sexual desire is influenced by a variety of physical, psychological, and personal factors, ranging from extra work stress to underlying health conditions.

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Sperm health | Healthy Male

If you’re planning on having a child, it’s just as important for you be healthy as it is for your partner. Many things can damage your sperm, including being overweight, smoking, older age, and exposure to harmful chemicals. These factors won’t just reduce the chance of pregnancy – they can also affect the health of your baby.

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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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Foreskin problems and circumcision | Healthy Male

The foreskin is a roll of skin that covers the end of the penis. When you’re born, the penis has a foreskin. People who have been circumcised have had their foreskin removed for cultural, religious, medical, or aesthetic reasons. If you do have a foreskin, it’s important to look after it.

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Semen analysis for infertility | 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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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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Storing your sperm | 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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Male infertility - Symptoms & Causes | 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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