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Men's Health Week 13-19 June 2016

Andrology Australia loses ongoing funding

Message from Professor Rob McLachlan, Director, Andrology Australia

The Federal Government has withdrawn ongoing funding from Andrology Australia from July 1st, bringing an end to 16 years as the only national body providing evidenced-based information, best practice support and education, and policy advice in the area of male reproductive health and associated conditions. 

We believe it is vital that clinicians and consumers have access to information that is free of commercial influence and freely available. Andrology Australia has always operated on a modest budget with a small team of committed professionals supported by a network of primary healthcare professionals and specialists working pro bono.

If this decision is not revoked, this invaluable resource is at risk of being lost and there will be no independent body working to ensure that clinicians and consumers get the necessary information to support this important area of men’s health. Over the years, many GPs and other primary healthcare professionals have benefited from accredited online education programs and professional and patient resources provided free of charge by Andrology Australia.

The importance of Andrology Australia as a source of free information to health professionals and the public can be seen in the 1.2 million website hits per year; 950,000 views of health topics annually; and more than 16,000 newsletters distributed each quarter.

We are in discussion with the government seeking to reverse this decision for the sake of the health of Australian men. We ask for your support by raising awareness amongst your colleagues, expressing your concern to your local Member of Parliament, and signing our petition. The petition and other details can be found on the campaign page on our website. See:

Men’s Health Week is almost here

Take a look at our new Men’s Health Week 2016 promotion on YouTube. Please share amongst your networks as we lead into Men’s Health Week (13-19 June). If you are in Sydney during the Sydney Film Festival you might catch a glimpse of the promotion on the big screens in the Pitt Street Mall.

We are always curious to see what’s happening across the country, so if you’re running or attending an event in or near Men’s Health Week, remember to send us a photo of your display or event by email or post on social media: Twitter @AndrologyAust or Facebook, with hashtag #MensHealthWeek.

For Primary Health Care services, Men’s Health Week provides a great opportunity to review your practices for lasting impact on men’s health. 

Andrology Australia’s year in review

Men's Health Week 13-19 June 2016

Andrology Australia’s magazine and annual report gives an overview of the program’s activities and achievements in 2015.

There is also a range of informative articles to give the reader some insight into how Andrology Australia operates its national program for the community and health professionals of Australia.

You can download the magazine as a PDF or contact us if you would like to receive a printed copy (stocks are limited).

Improve your bottom line

World Continence Week (June 20-26) is a timely reminder that incontinence is a significant yet very treatable condition that can be prevented, cured or better managed in most cases, often through simple lifestyle changes.

For more information about the prevention and management of incontinence visit or call the National Continence Helpline 1800 33 00 66,8am-8pm weekdays AEST.

In the journals

Why do men with colorectal cancer delay in seeking help for symptoms?

Research has demonstrated a lower awareness of the risk factors for colorectal cancer among men than women and that they are less likely to seek medical attention for symptoms.

A delay in diagnosis can be due to a combination of patient-related factors and health system factors.

A recent Australian study published in the European Journal of Cancer Carehas reviewed qualitative accounts of men’s experience of symptoms leading up to diagnosis, time to seeking help and reasons for any delay, and their experience of diagnosis.

Read more in our journal article reviews.

In the news

Treatment: Hope for potency after prostate cancer

Australian Financial Review, 25 May 2016

A new form of highly personalised treatment for prostate cancer is showing promise in preserving potency. 

It involves a technical advance designed to preserve the function of all the interconnected parts involved in the complex process of a man having an erection.
 Read more…

Obesity: Old dads linked to birth defects

The Australian, 17 May 2016

Obese fathers can cause metabolic changes in their children that have been linked to diabetes and cancer, an influential study found.

The authorities are being urged to develop lifestyle guidelines for fathers-to-be so that they know it is not just women’s health that can affect babies.
 Read more…

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