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National Men's Health Week June 14 - 20, 2004
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The Whole Man Program:
Reinvigorating Your Body, Mind, and Spirit After 40

Jed's Male Menopause book-2nd Edition
Male Menopause
by Jed Diamond

Midlife, Male Menopause and Male Depression
by Jed Diamond, author of The Whole Man Program, Surviving Male Menopause and Male Menopause

Spotlight on Testicular Cancer
Articles, interviews, valuable information.

Life is a Gift
A personal story about non-surgical healing from prostate cancer, by Bruce C. Barton.

Prostate Cancer: New Tests Create Treatment Dilemmas
Information on prostate cancer, prostate examination, the PSA test, and other conditions affecting the prostate. An article from FDA Consumer magazine.

Male menopause
Male Menopause: fact or fiction? What is male menopause, anyway? Sex after 50: Impotence and loss or a deeper, richer sex life? 10 Warning Signs and 10 Life Changes with Male Menopause. Personal account by author Jed Diamond.

College Men's Health
An overview and a call to action, by Will Courtenay, PhD, LCSW.

ADD, Attention Deficit Disorder in boys and adults. A special MenWeb section.

Do We Care More About Saving Whales Than Saving Males?
A MenWeb exclusive, on gender issues in health, by Dr. Warren Farrell, author of the best-sellers The Myth of Male Power and Why Men Are the Way They Are.

Circumcision not medically necessary
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a policy statement that routine circumcision is not medically necessary. Here is AAP's press release about this policy, and an AAP pamphlet "Circumcision Information for Parents."

Iron in Men
This article by Alex Vasquez talks about the dangers of storing too much iron in your body.

Why Don't Men Go to the Doctor?
A thought-provoking article by Dr. Ken Goldberg, founder of the Male Health Institute and author of How Men Can Live as Long as Women..

Find Out More About Your Body and Your Sexuality Reviews of The Male Body: An Owner's Manual, Sex: A Man's Guide, and Life Improvement Guides from the editors of Men's Health magazine. Plus listings of other good books on the male body and male health available from the MenWeb on-line bookstore.

Here's a wealth of articles that debunk myths about circumcision. One "The History of Circumcision in the U.S.," has come to be an Internet "classic" on the subject.

Breast Cancer, Osteoporosis, Cystitis and the Menopause in Men
Breast cancer and brittle bone disease are not just problems for women. Men get them too and should be taking preventive steps. (in cooperation with the "Men's Health Links" page of the Stejonda site in the UK.)

Conditions Men Get, Too
Breast cancer, osteoporosis, and eating disorders are three maladies often thought of as "women's diseases." This stereotype often prevents men who contract them from getting the help they need. Here's an article from FDA Consumer magazine about it.

Testicular Self-Examination
Vital info from the Men's Health Network.

Testicular Cancer: Survival High with Early Treatment
Information on testicular cancer, testicular examination. An article from FDA Consumer magazine.

Peyronie's Disease.
Most people (even including some health professionals!) have never heard of Peyronie's condition (usually called Peyronie's "disease"), yet it may affect as many as 1% of men. Peyronie's condition is the presence of fibrous plaques, like scars or hard lumps, inside the shaft of the penis. As these plaques can't stretch, they result in the penis bending when it is erect. Some men may have a very slight erection curvature which is natural, and not due to this condition; but Peyronie's condition bending can be very obvious, sometimes painful, and make intercourse difficult or impossible. Here's some information about it from the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse of the National Institute of Health.

Condoms: Barriers to Bad News
Information on condoms and "safe sex." An article from FDA Consumer magazine.

Hair Replacement: What Works and What Doesn't
An article from FDA Consumer magazine.


Books on Men's Health

Sex after 50: Loss, Impotence, or a Deeper, Richer Sex Life?
 Male Menopause: Fact or fiction?


Maximizing Manhood; Beating the Male Menopause
Malcolm Carruthers / Paperback / Published 1998


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Thriving: The Complete Mind/Body Guide for Optimal Health and Fitness for Men
by Dr. Robert Ivker and Edward Zorensky
Book Review
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8 Weeks to Optimum Health: A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body's Natural Healing Power
by Dr. Andrew Weil
Book Review
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The Multi-Orgasmic Man: How Any Man Can Experience Multiple Orgasms and Dramatically Enhance His Sexual Relationship
by Mantak Chia & Douglas Abrams Arava
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The Wisdom of the Body
by Sherwin B. Nuland
author of bestseller How We Die
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The Male Body: An Owner's Manual: The Ultimate Head-To-Toe Guide to Staying Healthy and Fit for Life
by K. Winston Caine, Perry Garfinkel, Editors of Men's Health Books
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Sex: A Man's Guide
Stefan Bechtel and Laurence Roy Stains, Editors of Men's Health Books
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More books on sex

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Related Topic Areas and Articles:


 Men and Anger

 Men and Grief

 Surviving and Living: Male Childhood Sexual Abuse survivors. Articles, personal stories and valuable information; book reviews and an on-line bookstore; and "Witnessing the process ...", an invitation for men to read men's stories and share theirs, as part of the healing process. Scott Abraham, the Assistant WebMaster for this section of MenWeb, is himself a survivor who has helped many men.


Related Web sites on Men's Health:


The Men's Health Network. "An informational and educational organization recognizing men's health as a specific social concern and committed to promoting issues affecting men's health." It has links for men's health" page listing prostate cancer, health, mental health, other health links and fathers/parenting.

Men's Health Network
P. O. Box 75972
Washington, D.C. 20013
202-543-MHN-1 (6461)
Fax 202-543-2727
E-mail -

The Male Health Center. Site of Dr. Ken Goldberg, author of How Men Can Live as Long as Women and long active for men's health through his involvement on the the advisory panels for National Men's Health Week, Men's Health Network and Men's Health Magazine. This site has many of his syndicated "His Health" columns on specific men's health issues.

The PlainSense Men's Health Tips site has practical suggestions for a broad range of problems, from athlete's foot to urinary incontinence.

Men's Health Magazine is the Web site for Men's Health magazine from Rodale Press.

The Men's Health Issues section of "Your Health Information Resource" maintained by Joel R. Cooper, "The Medical Reporter," has articles on aging and reproduction, stats on condom breakage in intercourse, impotence, testicular self-examination, enhancing fertility and how to pick a doctor.

MenaAlive Live long and well. Men's Health and Male Menopause. Jed Diamond, a "men's movement" figure for over a decade and author of Male Menopause has created a site with information about the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of male menopause and the Third Age of Life, the challenges we face as we move past childhood and adulthood into elderhood.

Handbook of Andrology Technical information on the male reproductive system from the American Society of Andrology. Articles about the male reproductive system, the prostate, puberty, infertility and similar topics. Andrology is the branch of science and medicine that deals with the male reproductive system. Andrology includes both the basic science investigation of male reproductive processes and the clinical treatment of diseases that affect the male reproductive system.

Prostate Health Web site Articles about prostate cancer and prostitis, color anatomic descriptions, information on alternative holistic therapies that use plants and "Your questions answered" within 3 days by the site's board of urologists, physicians, and medical school professors. Men can also take part in confidential surveys. An official site of the American Foundation for Urologic Disease. Its editorial board is composed of Academic Urologists, Private Practice Urologists, Prominent Primary Care Physicians, as well as Radiologists. "It is our hope that this site will inform, educate and stimulate discussions. All records will be kept private and confidential."

CaP Cure: The Association for the Cure of Cancer of the Prostate The Association for the Cure of Cancer of the Prostate CaP CURE is a non-profit public charity dedicated to finding a cure for prostate cancer by rapidly funding promising basic and clinical research.

Sorting out the prostate testing debate An exclusive MSNBC report.

Prostatitis Home Page Excellent resource concerning prostatitis sponsored by the Prostatitis Foundation.

University of Michigan Prostate Cancer Home Page A professional prostate cancer resource page.

Prostate Health Resources Prostate cancer survivor, Larry Clapp, keeps up-to-date information on prostate health through healthy lifestyle rather than through drugs or surgery. There is also basic information on the prostate and an e-mail discussion group available at this site.

Testicular Cancer Resource Center TC Primer, TC Self-examination, detailed interview with a TC oncologist, info on treatment approaches, over 40 personal stories, faith and spirituality, individual e-mail support, TC and sex, the humorous side and a lot more, by a survivor who put it together when he couldn't find in one place the info he needed.

Vascectomy reversal> Vasectomy Reversal: Undoing a "Permanent" Birth Control SolutionVasectomy reversals are becoming more and more popular these days in large part due to the number of divorces and remarriages that follow. Men are starting to look at having a vasectomy as a temporary fix to their current situation.

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