Improvement in health care only comes through well-conducted research that explores new tests and treatments.
There are still a lot of knowledge gaps when it comes to male reproductive and sexual health. Healthy Male is passionate about assisting the community and researchers in working together by promoting related research studies.
On the below pages, you can read about different studies that may be of interest to you, your family and friends. All of the studies listed adhere to strict ethical principles and are currently recruiting participants. Please contact the researchers directly if you would like to be involved.
Research shows that men with low-risk prostate cancer do not always fully understand their treatment options and the benefits and risks of each option. Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre are testing a website designed to help men understand their diagnosis and make informed decisions about their treatment options.
Plus Paternal: A focus on fathers
Planning for and having a child are life-changing events that should focus families’ attention on health. While the health system importantly concentrates on mothers and babies, how well does the health system cater for men’s health needs at this time? And what can be done to improve men’s involvement?
Out with Cancer
Previous research suggests LGBTQI+ communities experience a disproportionate cancer burden and face unique psychosocial challenges. The Out with Cancer study is investigating LGBTQI+ experiences of cancer and cancer care, and of medical interventions to reduce cancer risk. Information from this study will be used to develop better information for LGBTQI+ people with cancer and their carers.