Men's Health Sexual Health / STDs

What does it mean to be asexual?

Asexuality describes a lack of sexual attraction. Asexual people may experience romantic attraction, but they do not feel the urge to act on these feelings sexually. Asexuality is a sexual orientation, like being gay or straight. It is different from celibacy or abstinence. Asexuality exists on a spectrum, with much diversity in people’s experiences and […]

Endocrinology Men's Health

What to know about testosterone injections

Testosterone injections are hormone treatments. Their primary use is as a treatment for sexual dysfunction in males and postmenopausal symptoms in females with a testosterone deficiency. Transgender men and nonbinary people may also use testosterone injections as part of masculinizing therapy. Testosterone injections are safe for many people, but they can have side effects. The […]

Men's Health

Reasons for discharge in males

Male discharge is any fluid that comes from the urethra other than urine. The urethra is a narrow tube that carries urine from the bladder and semen from the ejaculatory ducts. These fluids travel along the urethra before exiting the body at the urethral opening in the tip of the penis. Some types of discharge […]

Men's Health

Vasectomy side effects: Everything you need to know

A vasectomy is a type of permanent sterilization that prevents pregnancy by stopping sperm from entering the semen. The procedure involves cutting or blocking the vas deferens — the two tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the urethra. It is a very effective form of male contraception but is not 100% reliable. Approximately […]

Genetics Men's Health

What to know about diphallia (double penis)

Diphallia is a rare genetic condition that occurs when a male baby is born with duplication of the penis. There are different types of diphallia, ranging from partial to complete penile duplication. Having two completely developed penises, or true diphallia, is very rare. Ever since the first description of diphallia in 1609, researchers have only […]

Fertility Men's Health

Recovery after a vasectomy: What to know

Every year, millions of people in the United States have a vasectomy. The procedure is quick, safe, and usually only requires local anesthesia. Most males will experience pain for a few days after the procedure. Vasectomies work as a form of birth control by blocking the vas deferens. This is the tube that carries sperm […]

Men's Health

What to know about an inguinal hernia

An inguinal hernia occurs when part of the intestine or fatty tissue pokes through a weakened area of the abdominal wall to either side of the inguinal canal. The inguinal canal is a passage that occurs on each side of the lower abdomen and connects to the genitals. When part of the intestine sticks through […]