The idea that men’s sexual health is so important is so pervasive in Western culture that even feminists seem to believe it.
It is also so common that men themselves often dismiss their health as a mere fad, or even dismiss the idea entirely.
But if men’s sexuality is so much more than just a male fantasy, is it actually that bad?
And is there a need for more men to discuss their sexual health and wellbeing?
This week, a series of articles on the health and well-being of men is being released.
The first of these, published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, looks at the long-term effects of male circumcision on men.
It looks at men who have had the procedure, and then at those who are now recovering from the procedure.
It’s not a new study.
In fact, there is evidence that it’s been around for a long time.
In 2005, the World Health Organization published a report that said that, in terms of the number of deaths that could have been prevented due to male circumcision, it could have saved thousands of lives.
But the authors didn’t use any of those estimates.
Instead, they used a number that was based on a 2006 study, published in the journal Lancet, that said the reduction in death rates for men could be as much as 20 per cent.
But it’s not just statistics.
The data shows that male circumcision does not just decrease the risk of dying.
The authors found that it also increases the risk for other complications, including a lower chance of contracting sexually transmitted infections and premature deaths.
In the journal BMJ, they describe some of the findings:It’s important to note that, at the outset, it is not the case that the benefits of male circumcisions are exclusively attributed to their benefits to the health of the penis.
Circumcision of the penile shaft has been associated with reduced risk of penile cancer, reduction in infection with penile-specific viruses and reduced risk for urinary tract infections, according to the World Cancer Research Fund.
These benefits are largely mediated by the reduction of urinary tract infection and decreased risk for penile carcinoma and penile prostatic hyperplasia, which are both of which are related to decreased risk of infection with HIV.
In addition, the findings of the study indicate that male genital mutilation (MGM) is associated with decreased risk in terms the prevalence of cervical cancer, a potentially life-saving cancer.
But the study’s authors point out that circumcision does also have some significant disadvantages.
For one thing, the rate of penicular cancer is declining worldwide, but the rate is much higher in countries that are highly patriarchal.
The other major disadvantage is that the procedure is reversible, meaning that it can be stopped if it causes damage to the penis or the bladder.
The authors conclude that:In summary, the long and rapid decline in male circumcision is attributable to a variety of factors including the impact of patriarchy on healthcare, the social and cultural attitudes of men, and the fact that the prevalence and mortality of these diseases have been declining in many countries.
So while the procedure does seem to be a significant contributor to the reduction and prevention of penicillin-resistant infections in men, it does not seem to have a clear causal role.
So, in the long term, what is the best way to encourage men to be aware of their health and to seek treatment if they are at risk for infection?
This article by the editors of BMJ talks about the best strategies to help men get back on track.