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Web Sites Target Male Information
Searching for male-centered information to boost your facility’s services to men? Take a look at the following sites:
1. Men’s Health Week. Web: www.menshealthweek.org.
If your facility is trying to build awareness of its male services, you may want to observe Men’s Health Week, scheduled this year for June 14-20.
The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
Men’s Health Network, a nonprofit educational organization in Washington, DC, coordinates the annual event, which is now in its 12th year.
2. The Nemours Foundation’s KidsHealth. Web: www.kidshealth.org.
Click on "Enter Teens," then "Sexual Health," to see the list of topics addressed for adolescent males. Of particular interest is "Why Do I Need Testicular Exams?" and "A Guy’s Guide to Testicular injuries."
The site is operated by the Wilmington, DE-based Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media. Its material is copyrighted.
3. National Women’s Health Information Center. Web: www.4woman.gov.
Click on "Men’s Health" to access a wide range of resources on various male health issues, including reproductive health, fitness and nutrition, prostate health, and HIV/AIDS.
Click on "Screening Tests for Men" to view a chart listing recommended screenings and immunizations for men at average risk for most diseases. Resources marked with an American flag are government property and are freely reproducible.
4. New York Online Access to Health (NOAH). Web: www.noah-health.org.
NOAH, formed by New York City library organizations, provides access to consumer health information in English and Spanish. Click on "Health Topics," then "Men’s Health" to see a links to information on many male medical conditions, including penile cancer, testicular cancer, and impotence/ erectile dysfunction.
5. National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINEplus. Web: medlineplus.gov.
Click on "Health Topics" then "Men’s Health Issues" to gather health information from the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library. Under "Male Genital Disorders," surf links on physiology, clinical trials, diagnosis/symptoms, and specific conditions.
6. National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse. Web: kidney.niddk.nih.gov.
Click on "Kidney and Urologic Diseases," then "Erectile Dysfunction" to view a freely reproducible publication on the subject. The publication also is available in Spanish.