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Tuesday
Apr162013

A Guide to Prostate Cancer and Intimacy

Prostate Cancer and Intimacy: Your Guide to a New Sexual Normal

Returning to sex after prostate cancer can be difficult. Following surgery and radiation treatments, many men experience declines in their sexual function, including impotency and lowered libido. Depending on factors such as age, erectile function before treatment, the type of treatment chosen and the extent of the cancer, the odds of returning to a "normal" sex life are 10 percent to upwards of 70 percent. However, this doesn't mean your sex life is gone — it's just different.

By reading this guide you're taking the first step toward regaining a healthy and satisfying intimate life with your partner. First we'll talk about why prostate cancer treatment so often leads to sexual dysfunction, then we'll look at what you can do to improve your recovery. Next you'll read tips for communication with your partner, and then get a list of questions to ask your doctor.

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Saturday
Mar022013

New Male Studies: An International Journal

New Male Studies: An International Journal (NMS) is an open access online interdisciplinary forum for research and discussion of issues facing boys and men worldwide.

Rationale

In response to a now well-documented decline in the overall well-being of males in postmodern culture, a group of Australian, Canadian, European and American scholars have gathered to work together to publish research essays, opinion pieces, and book reviews on all aspects of the male experience.

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Wednesday
Feb272013

Here are 4 important men's health things we think you should know about...

From the Men's Health Information and Resource Centre at the University of Western Sydney.

2013 is shaping up to be a huge year for people working in male health. There's plenty on!

1. The eternal question: how do we get men to become involved in programs?

Not surprisingly, this is one of the most common questions as organisations consider how to meet the health needs of males. Engaging Men is an important training event to be held in Newcastle on March 14 and 15.

At just $400 for a full two-day program, you'll come away being a better worker with an improved ability to reach out to men and help them help themselves. It's the kind of event that will pay for itself just in improved attendance at your own events (think Men's Health Week)!

Find out the details >>

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Wednesday
Nov142012

Health tips for Fly In Fly Out (FIFO) workers

Assoc. Prof. Gary Misan, Ms Chloe Oesterbroek, Centre for Rural Health and Community Development, UniSA

There is no doubt that long swings, twelve hour shifts, long hours sitting in front of computer terminals or driving machinery, as much as you can eat and drink laid out free all day every day in the mess halls, disturbed sleep patterns from shift work and feeling too tired or that there is no time to exercise make it difficult for FIFO workers to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. However, there are some things you can do to lessen the load and stay fit and healthy (Scott 2000).

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Sunday
Jul292012

Report: "What Works To Engage Fathers?"

On September 14th of 2011, the 'What Works To Engage Dads?' forum, was held at Mary MacKillop Place in North Sydney.

Following on from what was a most enjoyable and most useful day, we are very pleased to share with you the report from the event.  Please find a copy of the report available for you to download here.

This report provides a fitting summary of the day and we hope that you will share it around with your colleagues and in your practices.

Adopting an approach that actively includes fathers is proven to pay great dividends in improving child and family health outcomes.  Not only is being father-inclusive good for your client families, it is also hugely positive for your own organisations by adopting a stance that acknowledges the vital roles of both parents in family health.

I would like to thank you for making the time to attend this forum and be part of what is very a much an innovative approach in health.  And I would like to thank our sponsoring partners and speakers for making the day possible.

All the best,

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Director
Men's Health Information & Resource Centre
University Of Western Sydney