Healthy Male are passionate about developing evidence-based information on preventative health, health promotion, and education needs in male reproductive and sexual health. We achieve this both by conducting our own research studies and through strategic research collaborations and partnerships.


Hammarberg K, Norman RJ, Robertson S, McLachlan R, Michelmore J, Johnson L. (2017) Development of a health promotion programme to improve awareness of factors that affect fertility, and evaluation of its reach in the first 5 years. Reprod Biomed Soc Online. 4:33-40.
Hammarberg K, Collins V, Holden C, Young K, McLachlan R. Men’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviours relating to fertility. Hum Reprod Update. 2017;23:458-480.
Hammarberg K, Zosel R, Comoy C, Deeks M, Holden C, Robertson S, et al. Fertility-related knowledge and information-seeking behaviour among people of reproductive age: a qualitative study. Human Fertility 2017;20(2):88-95.
Rizio T, Thomas W, O’Brien AP, Collins V, Holden CA. Engaging primary healthcare nurses in men’s health education: A pilot study. Nurse Education in Practice 2016;17:128-133.
Herlihy AS, McLachlan RI. Screening for Klinefelter syndrome. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes 2015;22(3):224-29.
Holden CA, Collins VR, Anderson CJ, Pomeroy S, Turner R, Canny BJ, et al. “Men’s health – a little in the shadow”: a formative evaluation of medical curriculum enhancement with men’s health teaching and learning. BMC Med Educ 2015;15:210.
Holden CA, Collins VR, Pomeroy S, Turner R, Canny BJ, Yeap BB, et al. “We don’t know what we need to learn”: medical student perceptions of preparedness for practice in men’s health. Focus on Health Professional Education 2015;16(4):23-37.
McLachlan RI. Changes to PBS criteria for testosterone prescribing. Medicine Today 2015;16(11):53-54.
Sim I-W, McLachlan R. Male infertility: Pull-out and Keep Update, Clinical Review. Medical Observer 2015;August:15-20.
St John B, McLachlan R. Klinefelter’s syndrome: The most overlooked cause of androgen deficiency. Endocrinology Today 2015;4(1):8-14.
Allan C. Testosterone therapy in men. Ongoing management and surveillance. Endocrinology Today 2014;3(2):31-33.
Allan CA, Collins VR, Frydenberg M, McLachlan RI, Matthiesson KL. Androgen Deprivation Therapy Complications. Endocrine-Related Cancer 2014;21(4):T119-T29.
Allan CA, Collins VR, Frydenberg M, McLachlan RI, Matthiesson KL. Strategies for mitigating the complications of androgen deprivation therapy in men with prostate cancer, “Beyond the Abstract” UroToday 2014;Online Only
Davey J, Holden CA, Smith BJ. The correlates of chronic disease-related health literacy and its components among men: a systematic review. BMC Public Health 2015;15:589.
Holden CA, Collins VR, Handelsman DJ, Jolley D, Pitts M. Healthy aging in a cross-sectional study of Australian men: what has sex got to do with it? The Aging Male 2014; 17(1):25-29.
Ranasinghe W, Kim SP, Papa NP, Sengupta S, Frydenberg M, Bolton D, et al. Prostate cancer screening in primary health care: Are the lack of guidelines leading to organised chaos? BJU Int. 2014;Submitted June 2014.
Sim I-W, McLachlan RI. Obesity: A growing issue for male fertility. Medicine Today 2014;15 (1):49-53.
Tsey K, Chigeza P, Holden CA, Bulman J, Gruis H, Wenitong M. Evaluation of the pilot phase of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health Module. Australian Journal of Primary Health 2014;20(1):56-61.
Wenitong M, Adams M, Holden CA. Engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in primary care settings. Med. J. Aust. 2014;200(11):632-33.
Adams M, Collins VR, Dunne MP, de Kretser DM, Holden CA. Male reproductive health disorders among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men: a hidden problem? Med. J. Aust. 2013;198(1):33-38.
Aleksova J, Allan CA. An update on testosterone replacement therapies. Medicine Today 2013;2(2):19-22.
Hammarberg K, Setter T, Norman RJ, Holden CA, Michelmore J, Johnson L. Knowledge about factors that influence fertility among Australians of reproductive age: a population based survey. Fertil. Steril. 2013;99(2):502-07.
Allan CA, Collins VR, Frydenberg M, McLachlan RI, Matthiesson KL. Monitoring cardiovascular health in men with prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation therapy. International Journal of Urological Nursing 2012;6(1):35-41.
Holden CA, Lin V. Network structures and their relevance to the policy cycle: The National Male Health Policy of Australia as a case study. Soc. Sci. Med. 2012;74(2):228-35.
Lovett D. Clinical update: Men’s health. Medical Observer Primary Care Nurse 2012;November:9-11.
Allan CA, Strauss BJ, Forbes EA, Paul E, McLachlan RI. Variability in total testosterone levels in ageing men with symptoms of androgen deficiency. Int. J. Androl. 2011;34(3):212-16.
Collins VR, McLachlan RI, Holden CA. Tackling inequities in men’s health: a reflective lens on the National Male Health Policy. Med. J. Aust. 2011;194(2):62-4.
Frydenberg M. A potentially curable disease: optimising testis cancer treatment. Medicine Today 2011;12(5):33-38.
Herlihy AS, Gillam L, Halliday JL, McLachlan RI. Postnatal screening for Klinefelter syndrome: Is there a rationale? Acta Paediatr. 2011;100(6):923-33.
Herlihy AS, Gillam L. Thinking outside the square: considering gender in Klinefelter syndrome and 47, XXY. Int. J. Androl. 2011;34((5 Pt 2)):e348-9.
Herlihy AS, Halliday JL, Cock ML, McLachlan RI. The prevalence and diagnosis rates of Klinefelter syndrome: an Australian comparison. Med. J. Aust. 2011;194(1):24-28.
Herlihy AS, Halliday JL, Gillam LH. Ethical Issues in Recruiting Prenatally Diagnosed Adults for Research: Klinefelter Syndrome as an Example. Public Health Genomics 2011;DOI: 10.1159/000328845.
Herlihy AS, McLachlan RI, Gillam L, Cock ML, Collins V, Halliday JL. The psychosocial impact of Klinefelter syndrome and factors influencing quality of life. Genet Med 2011;13(7):632-42.
Lording D. Erectile dysfunction: a guide for GPs. Medicine Today 2011;12(11):50-58.
Allan CA, McLachlan RI. Androgens and obesity. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes 2010;17(3):224-32.
Herlihy AS, Halliday J, McLachlan RI, Cock M, Gillam L. Assessing the risks and benefits of diagnosing genetic conditions with variable phenotypes through population screening: Klinefelter syndrome as an example. J Community Genet 2010;1(1):41-46.
Holden CA, Allan CA, McLachlan RI. ‘Male friendly’ services. Aust Fam Physician 2010;39(1-2):9-10.
Holden CA, Allan CA, McLachlan RI. Windows of opportunity: a holistic approach to men’s health. Med. J. Aust. 2010;192(12):708-11.
Holden CA, McLachlan RI, Pitts M, Cumming R, Wittert G, Ehsani JP, et al. Determinants of male reproductive health disorders: the Men in Australia Telephone Survey (MATeS). BMC Public Health 2010;10(1):96.
McLachlan RI. Certainly more guidelines than rules. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2010;95(6):2610-3.
McLachlan RI. Raising awareness of a ‘hidden’ condition: Klinefelter’s syndrome. Medicine Today 2010;11(1):49-52.
Kirby CN, Piterman L, Giles C. GP management of erectile dysfunction: the impact of clinical audit and guidelines. Australian Family Physician 2009;38(8):637-41.
Liu PY, Rajagopal R. How to Treat: Testosterone deficiency in men. Australian Doctor 2009:27-34.
Allan CA, McLachlan RI. Androgen deficiency and diabetes. Diabetes Management Journal 2008;22:8-9.
Cock ML, Holden CA. Facilitating community action during an awareness week to raise the profile of men’s health issues. Journal of Men’s Health 2008;5(3):203-08.
Herlihy AS, Halliday J. Is paternal age playing a role in the changing prevalence of Klinefelter syndrome? (Letter). Eur. J. Hum. Genet. 2008;16(10):1173-4.
Wijesinha S, Kirby CN, Tasker C, Piterman L. GPs as medical educators. An Australian train-the-trainer program. Australian Family Physician 2008;37(8):684-88.
Allan CA, McLachlan RI. Androgen deficiency in men. Medicine Today 2007;8(3):47-54.
Allan CA, McLachlan RI. Options for Managing Androgen Deficiency in Men. Medicine Today 2007;8(4):69-70.
Andrews CN, Piterman L. Sex and the older male: GP perceptions and management. Australian Family Physician 2007;36(10):867-69.
de Kretser DM, Cock M, Holden C. The Men in Australia Telephone Survey (MATeS) – lessons for all. Med. J. Aust. 2006;185(8):412-13.
Holden CA, Jolley DJ, McLachlan RI, Pitts M, Cumming R, Wittert G, et al. Men in Australia Telephone Survey (MATeS): predictors of men’s help-seeking behaviour for reproductive health disorders. Med. J. Aust. 2006;185(8):418-22.
Holden CA, Poljski C, Andrews C, Cock ML, Wolfe R, de Kretser D. The dynamics of community education in male reproductive health: Findings from an Australian study. Australian Journal of Primary Health 2006;12(2):146-55.
McLachlan RI, Rajpert-De Meyts E, Hoei-Hansen CE, de Kretser D, Skakkebaek NE. Histological evaluation of the human testis–approaches to optimizing the clinical value of the assessment: mini review. Hum. Reprod. 2006;22(1):2-16.
Allan C, McLachlan R. How To Treat: Androgens and the Ageing Male. Australian Doctor 2005:33-38.
Cock ML, Holden CA, de Kretser DM. Andrology Australia’s snapshot of reproductive health in middle aged and older Australian men: MATeS (Men in Australia Telephone Survey). Annual Publication of the Australian Chinese Medical Association (Vic) 2005:50-53.
Holden CA, McLachlan RI, Cumming R, Wittert G, Handelsman DJ, de Kretser DM, et al. Sexual activity, fertility and contraceptive use in middle-aged and older men: Men in Australia, Telephone Survey (MATeS). Hum. Reprod. 2005;20(12):3429-34.
Holden CA, McLachlan RI, Pitts M, Cumming R, Wittert G, Agius PA, et al. Men in Australia Telephone Survey (MATeS): A national survey of the reproductive health and concerns of middle aged and older Australian men. Lancet 2005;366:218-24.
Ilic D, Risbridger G, Green S. What do men want to know about prostate cancer screening? A qualitative study of men’s information needs. Journal of Men’s Health & Gender 2005;2:414-20.
Sikaris K, McLachlan RI, Kazlauskas R, de Kretser D, Holden CA, Handelsman DJ. Reproductive Hormone Reference Intervals for Healthy Fertile Young Men: Evaluation of Automated Platform Assays. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2005;90(11):5928-36.
Cram D, Lynch M, O’Bryan MK, Salvado C, McLachlan RI, de Kretser D. Genetic screening of infertile men. Reprod. Fertil. Dev. 2004;16:573-80.
Frydenberg M. Testis cancer assessment and management. Medicine Today 2004;5(8):39-44.
Handelsman DJ. Trends and regional differences in testosterone prescribing in Australia: 1991-2001. Med. J. Aust. 2004;181(8):419-22.
Ilic D, Risbridger G, Green S. Searching the Internet for information on prostate cancer screening: an assessment of quality. Urology 2004;64(1):112-16.
Adams M, de Kretser D, Holden C. Male sexual and reproductive health among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. electronic journal 2003;3(2):153.
Allan CA, McLachlan RI. Testosterone deficiency in men. Diagnosis and management. Australian Family Physician 2003;32(6):422-27.
Frydenberg M. Patient education: Prostate Cancer. Australian Family Physician 2003;32(6):428.
Holden CA, de Kretser DM. Andrology Australia: The Australian Centre of Excellence in Male Reproductive Health. Australian Family Physician 2003;32(6):466-67.
Ilic D, Bessell TL, Silagy CA, Green S. Specialized medical search engines are no better than general search-engines in sourcing consumer information about androgen deficiency. Hum. Reprod. 2003;18(3):557-61.
McLachlan RI, Baker HG, Clarke GN, Harrison KL, Matson PL, Holden CA, et al. Semen analysis: Its place in modern reproductive medical practice. Pathology (Phila). 2003;35(1):25-33.
Ochsenkuhn R, De Kretser DM. The contributions of deficient androgen action in spermatogenic disorders. Int. J. Androl. 2003;26(4):195-201.
Poljski C, Tasker C, Andrews C, Wijesinha S, Piterman L, de Kretser D. GP attitudes to male reproductive and sexual health education and promotion. A qualitative study. Australian Family Physician 2003;32(6):462-65.
Wijesinha SS. What do family physicians need to know about men’s sexual health? Hong Kong Practitioner 2003;25:486-90.
Katz MG, Chu B, McLachlan R, Alexopoulos NI, de Kretser DM, Cram DS. Genetic follow-up of male offspring born by ICSI, using a multiplex fluorescent PCR-based test for Yq deletions. Mol. Hum. Reprod. 2002;8(6):589-95.
Cram DS, O’Bryan MK, de Kretser DM. Male infertility genetics – the future. J. Androl. 2001;22(5):738-46.
de Kretser DM, McLachlan RI. Current issues in male reproductive health. Current Therapeutics 2001;43:32-36.
de Kretser DM, McLachlan RI. Current issues in male reproductive health. Diseases that affect the male reproductive organs are the focus of an increasing interest in men’s health issues. New Ethics Journal 2001;4(12):33-37.
McLachlan RI, de Kretser DM. Male infertility: the case for continued research. Med. J. Aust. 2001;174(3):116-17.
de Kretser DM, O’Bryan MK, Cram D, McLachlan RI. Expanding our understanding of spermatogenesis: the future genetic tests for infertility. Int. J. Androl. 2000;23 Suppl 2:30-33.