Peer Health

Men’s Health

This section is noticeably shorter than the one on Women’s Health Issues. Part of this is due to anatomy. Men are less likely to have genital infections than are women, but there are still some general health problems common to men. Many can be treated easily, but if untreated can sometimes be dangerous.

Men may also carry sexually transmitted diseases that have no noticeable symptoms. It is extremely important to get a doctor’s opinion if there is any indication an infection may be present. Left untreated, such diseases may cause permanent damage and be transmitted to sexual partners.

Jock itch
Prostatitis
Male self-examinations
Male problems with sexual functioning