Sexual Health for Men: The Complete Guide

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What's Next for Men in the Millennium?
Where you go from this point on really depends on you and your partner. Allow some time and work together to provide honest answers to specific questions:
1. Is your sex life everything you want it to be?
2. Do you want to know if you need Viagra?
3. Would a little more testosterone help or harm?
4. Are there really anti-aging hormones that will change your life?
5. Are urinary problems caused by a large prostate gland disrupting your life?
6. Do you worry about prostate cancer?
7. Are you concerned about your fertility?
8. Have changes in health materially affected the quality of your life?

Chapters 1 through 27 provide answers to the first seven questions. This chapter addresses the relationship between a man's sexuality and his quality of life.


QUALITY OF LIFE

In recent years, an entirely new dimension has been added to the healthcare equation. As more and more men and women live longer lives, their ability to enjoy their extended longevity has emerged as a major priority. Within the medical profession, we physicians are now starting to look at what are now termed quality of life (QOL) issues. A man's ability to enjoy sex is an important component of his QOL, and doctors are no longer writing off a man's lost sexual function as an inevitable consequence of treatment for high blood pressure, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and prostate cancer.

More than fifty years ago, the World Health Organization defined health not only as the absence of disease but also as the presence of physical, mental, and social well-being. Since then, quality of life and health-related qual

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