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1

Men's Lack of Participation in the Healthcare System

Less likely to carry health insurance
Less likely to see physician in previous year
More likely to delay seeking healthcare

2

Minority Male Participation in the Healthcare System

Twice as likely to have had no physician contacts in the past year when compared with minority women
Less likely to carry health insurance than female counterparts

3

Providing Healthcare in Ways Conducive to Male Participation

Health fairs held on weekends
Bringing health screenings to the workplace during lunch hours & other convenient times
Bring screenings to places where men normally gather
Innovative gender-specific programs targeting males

4

Building Men's Interest in Health on Desire for Performance

Success of Viagra & Propecia
Taking charge of health can help attain, maintain, or regain their greatest potential productivity, vitality, strength, speed, endurance, virility, stamina, concentration, and attractiveness

5

Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

Age: 50-70
Family history: 1st degree relative
African American

6

Predisposing Factors for Testicular Cancer

Cryptorchidism: lack of descent of testicles
Klinefelter syndrome

7

Risk Factors for Testicular Cancer

Natural exposure to intrapartum estrogens
Exposure to insecticides

8

Prognosis of Testicular Cancer

Good if diagnosed early

9

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colonoscopy @ 50
Positive family history (10 years prior to onset)
Low fiber/high fat diets

10

Predisposing Factors to Colorectal Cancer

Ulcerative colitis
Crohn's (unsure)
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

11

Risk Factors of Colorectal Cancer

Advancing age
Family history
Family history of adenomatous polyps
Patient with benign adenomatous polyps

12

Screening Tests for Colorectal Cancers

DRE
Serial sampling of stools for occult blood
Sigmoidoscopy
Colonoscopy
Double contrast barium enemas

13

STI Testing in Men

Counsel early & often
Discuss at sports physical & acute care visits
Education

14

Education for STIs

OCPs do not protect against STDs
Possible to have STD & have no symptoms
No protection method is 100%
Proper use of condoms
Condom will not prevent many lesions STDs

15

Smoking

Screen for use
Provide tobacco cessation interventions
Educate parents about harmful effects of 2nd-hand smoke

16

2 Big Cancers Caused by Smoking

Lung
Bladder

17

Flu Shot Recommendations

Annually for individuals with CV or pulmonary disorders
Annually for anyone at increased risk for acquiring influenza
Anyone who wants to be vaccinated
Anyone over 50
Education

18

Education for Flu Shots

Does not cause the flu

19

Pneumovax Recommendations

Anyone over 65
Anyone less than 65 with chronic disorders of pulmonary system, CV diseases, DM, & number of other disorders
Educate that this isn't an annual shot & for pneumonia

20

Td or Tdap

Booster every 10 years

21

Herpes Zoster Vaccine (Zostavax)

Incidence & severity of herpes zoster & postherpetic neuralgia increase with age
Use of live attenuated zoster vaccine

22

Complications of Herpes Zoster

Myelopathy
Vasculopathy
Postherpetic neuralgia