Erectile dysfunction can cause relationship problems if the man doesn’t share what’s going on in his head.
Many men experience erectile dysfunction. It might not be an exaggeration to say all men might experience it at some time or another.
If a testis reascends in adult life, it usually means it won’t contribute to fertility.
An undescended testis occurs when a testis never moved down in to the scrotum as the male developed, or moves back up out of the scrotum and into the abdomen where it started.
Thought by many to be caused by alcohol, a skin condition is actually to blame for bulbous red noses seen on elderly men.
Painting by Domenico Ghirlandio, Wikimedia Commons
Many people will have seen a middle-aged or elderly man with an abnormally big red nose. Most think of it as synonymous with alcoholism, however it's a real condition that is not caused by alcohol.
This birth defect has such a stigma because it can be related to having a smaller-than-usual penis.
Hypospadias is a malformation of the penis, present from birth, where the opening of the urethra is misplaced somewhere along the underside of the penis instead of being at the tip.
Most men don’t know the normal size of testes.
Men with Klinefelter’s syndrome are infertile, as the extra X chromosome affects the ability to produce sperm.
Men don’t talk about their prostates - because they don’t really know about them.
Conversation about how often you piddle is probably not the most scintillating discourse. But there’s a much bigger reason men don't like to talk about prostate conditions.
Stigma is likely exacerbated by our many ‘pink’ campaigns to raise breast cancer awareness and improve outcomes for women.
Although breast cancer is usually seen as a woman’s disease, around 145 Australian men were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, and around 25 died from it.
Men seek out male doctors, but are actually more honest with females.
Men can expect to die approximately five years sooner than women, but why? One possible explanation is men are more reluctant to go to the doctor – and less likely to be honest once they get there.
Most people think only women get postnatal depression.
It will come as no surprise that some new fathers will be anxious or highly stressed. However, most people believe only new mums suffer postnatal depression. This is not the case.