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Spermatorrhoea was said to be ‘the most dire, excruciating and deadly maladies to which the human frame is subject.’ Spermatorrhoea was said to be ‘the most dire, excruciating and deadly maladies to which the human frame is subject.’ Guillaume Duchenne

Spermatorrhoea, the lesser known male version of hysteria

MEDICAL HISTORIES - The second instalment in our short series examines how the spermatorrhoea epidemic changed the scope of medicine. Every period arguably invents its own illnesses, medical disorders…
Infant male circumcision violates aspects of international human rights law, which Australia is bound to uphold. Infant male circumcision violates aspects of international human rights law, which Australia is bound to uphold. Chris Woods

Infant male circumcision: stop violating boys' human rights

In an article published recently on this site, “Male circumcision policy ignores research showing benefits”, the authors stated some alleged benefits of infant male circumcision and argued the Royal Australasian…
Circumcising boys in the neonatal period using local anaesthesia maximises benefits and safety. Circumcising boys in the neonatal period using local anaesthesia maximises benefits and safety. TheGiantVermin/Flickr

Male circumcision policy ignores research showing benefits

For some time now, all the departments of health in Australia have based their policy on male circumcision on reviews of the scientific literature carried out periodically by the Royal Australasian College…
It’s important men can identify potentially cancerous lumps in their testes. It’s important men can identify potentially cancerous lumps in their testes. xddorox

Monday’s medical myth: testicular self-examination is a waste of time

Testicular self-examination is turning men into “ball-watching neurotics” – that’s the view of Keith Hopcroft, a GP from Essex in the United Kingdom. It’s unnecessary, he explained recently in the British…
Men’s pursuit of muscularity, leanness and youthfulness aren’t new. Men’s pursuit of muscularity, leanness and youthfulness aren’t new. The Shark

Boys aren’t immune to body image pressures – and never have been

Male beauty and body image receive far less attention in the media and academia than the female body. That’s despite buff, lean and muscular male bodies becoming an increasingly popular features of blockbuster…

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