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Chemical castration

Chemical castration is castration via anaphrodisiac drugs, whether to reduce libido and sexual activity, to treat cancer, or otherwise. Unlike surgical castration, where the gonads are removed through an incision in the body, chemical castration does not remove organs, nor is it a form of sterilization. Chemical castration is generally considered reversible when treatment is discontinued, although permanent effects in body chemistry can sometimes be seen, as in the case of bone density loss increasing with length of use of DMPA. In May 2016, The New York Times reported that a number of cou ...

Chronic testicular pain

Chronic testicular pain is long-term pain of the testes. It is considered chronic if it has persisted for more than 3 months. Chronic testicular pain may be caused by injury, infection, surgery, cancer or testicular torsion and is a possible complication after vasectomy. IgG4-related disease is a more recently identified cause of chronic orchialgia. One author describes the syndromes of chronic testicular pain thus: "The complaint is of a squeezing deep ache in the testis like the day after you got kicked there, often bilateral or alternating from one side to the other, intermittent, and, ...

Circumcision and HIV

Male circumcision reduces the risk of HIV transmission from women to men. In 2011, the World Health Organization and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS stated that male circumcision is an efficacious intervention for HIV prevention if carried out by medical professionals under safe conditions. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that circumcision reduces the risk that a man will acquire HIV and other sexually transmitted infections from an infected female partner. A 2019 meta-analysis of men who have sex with men MSM found circumcision was associ ...

Circumcision controversies

Male circumcision has often been, and remains, the subject of controversy on a number of grounds - religious, ethical, sexual, and medical. In Classical and Hellenistic civilization, Ancient Greeks and Romans posed great value on the beauty of nature, physical integrity, aesthetics, harmonious bodies and nudity, including the foreskin see also Ancient Greek art, and were opposed to all forms of genital mutilation, including circumcision - an opposition inherited by the canon and secular legal systems of the Christian West and East that lasted at least through to the Middle Ages, according ...

Commotio cordis

Commotio cordis is an often lethal disruption of heart rhythm that occurs as a result of a blow to the area directly over the heart at a critical time during the cycle of a heart beat, producing what is termed an R-on-T phenomenon that leads to the condition. It is a form of ventricular fibrillation, not mechanical damage to the heart muscle or surrounding organs, and not the result of heart disease. The fatality rate is about 65 percent even with prompt CPR and defibrillation, and more than 80 percent without. Commotio cordis occurs mostly in boys and young men average age 15, usually dur ...

Condom-associated erection problem

Condom-associated erection problem is erectile dysfunction experienced due to condoms. CAEP can occur in young, healthy men who otherwise have no erectile dysfunction, although men who experience CAEP have greater odds of having mild-to-moderate erectile dysfunction. CAEP has the effect of discouraging condom use by both males and females. One possible way to reduce CAEP is to encourage men with CAEP to try a variety of sizes and shapes of condoms to find the most comfortable ones.

Distinguished Gentleman's Ride

"The Distinguished Gentlemans Ride" is a global motorcycle fund-raising event, raising funds and awareness prostate cancer research and mens mental health programs on behalf of Charity Partner, the Movember Foundation. Open to all genders, The Distinguished Gentlemans Ride was founded in 2012 by Mark Hawwa in Sydney, Australia, and is centred around classic and vintage styled motorcycles. While the event encompasses classic and vintage style, it also welcomes niche custom motorcycle styles such as cafe racers, choppers, scramblers, and more. The ride provides an outline of dress and behavi ...

Ectopic testis

A ectopic testis is a testicle that, although not an undescended testicle, has taken a non-standard path through the body and ended up in an unusual location. The positions of the ectopic testis may be: in the lower part of the abdomen, front of thigh, femoral canal, skin of penis or behind the scrotum. The testis is usually developed, and accompanied by an indirect inguinal hernia. It may be divorced from the epididymis which may lie in the scrotum.

Ejaculation

Ejaculation is the discharge of semen from the male reproductory tract as a result of an orgasm. It is the final stage and natural objective of male sexual stimulation, and an essential component of natural conception. In rare cases, ejaculation occurs because of prostatic disease. Ejaculation may also occur spontaneously during sleep. Anejaculation is the condition of being unable to ejaculate. Ejaculation is usually very pleasurable for men; dysejaculation is an ejaculation that is painful or uncomfortable. Retrograde ejaculation is the condition where semen travels backwards into the bl ...

Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is a type of sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual activity. ED can have psychological consequences as it can be tied to relationship difficulties and self-image. A physical cause can be identified in about 80% of cases. These include cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, neurological problems such as following prostatectomy, hypogonadism, and drug side effects. Psychological impotence is where erection or penetration fails due to thoughts or feelings; this is somew ...