Andrology: The Science of Men
Andrology is the medical speciality that deals with male health, particularly relating to the problems of the male reproductive system and urological problems that are unique to men. It is also known as “the science of men”. It is the counterpart to gynaecology, which deals with medical issues which are specific to the female reproductive system. However, unlike gynaecology, which has a plethora of medical board certification programs worldwide, andrology has none.
Andrology has only been studied as a distinct speciality since the late 1960s.
The first specialist journal on the subject was the German periodical Andrologie (now called Andrologia), published from 1969 on wards.
Male-specific medical and surgical procedures include vasectomy, vasovasostomy (one of the vasectomy reversal procedures), orchidopexy and circumcision as well as intervention to deal with male genitourinary disorders such as the following:
See also information on testicular health
Good health is vital for a happy and full life. But, with work and family responsibilities, men often overlook their own health and general health checks aren’t always a priority for them. Male sexual health is an important part of general health.
The male reproductive system plays a key role in many areas of well-being. Knowing more about your body, how it works, and what diseases can affect you is the first step to a healthier life.
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