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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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Last reviewed: June 2023

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Ejaculation Problems

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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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Fractured penis | Healthy Male

A fractured penis can happen when there’s too much force on an erect penis. Because there are no bones in the penis, you can’t have a broken penis the way you can have a broken arm. However, an injury can cause the tissue inside the penis to rupture, resulting in a fracture.

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Can men get breast cancer? | Healthy Male

It’s predicted that in 2020, 167 Australian men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 33 men will die from it.

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Body dysmorphic disorder | Healthy Male

Body dysmorphic disorder can severely affect your life, as distractions about your appearance take over from normal day-to-day activities.

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Male hormones | Healthy Male

Hormones are chemical messengers made by glands in your body, which are carried in your blood to act on other organs in the body. You need hormones for growth, reproduction and well-being. Androgens are male sex hormones that increase at puberty. You need them to develop into a sexually mature adult who can reproduce.

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Prostate Enlargement (BPH) - Symptoms, Causes & Treatments | Healthy Male

Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) can cause trouble with urination. Learn symptoms and causes of an enlarged prostate, and treatment options.

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Survivor tips - steering your way through cancer

"Diagnosis and treatment can be extremely traumatic. Regular GP consultations can offer patients a familiar and constant person with whom to discuss concerns (e.g. about treatment, cancer recurrence, and the effects of testis removal on sexual relationships and fertility)."

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What COVID-19 really means for men's health | Healthy Male

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases soars past 3 million globally, and our understanding of its health impact evolves, gaps in our knowledge are rapidly filled by myths.

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Health professionals urged to be alert for potential monkeypox cases | Healthy Male

Here’s what health professionals need to know about monkeypox symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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