Normalising Conversation around Men’s Sexual Health: Free Seminar 19 June

19 June: Community event following Men’s Health Week

GOLD COAST – Dr Charles Chabert of The Prostate Clinic, will be speaking at a community event immediately following Men’s Health Week (10 – 16 June) to raise awareness about critical men’s health issues. Prostate cancer remains Australia’s third most common cause of cancer death.1While beating the disease is the top priority for most men, survivors are sometimes faced with lasting effects from their treatment. Up to half of men that undergo prostate cancer surgery will suffer from bladder leakage and most of them will not seek a solution despite it having a significant impact on their quality of life.2Sexual dysfunction is also a common side effect of treatment that can affect a man’s physical and emotional health. Consider the below statistics:

· 1 in 7 Australian men will receive a prostate cancer diagnosis1

· Sexual dysfunction after radical prostatectomy affects 25-75% of men3

· Men who experience sexual dysfunction have a 130% to 210% increased risk of developing depression4

· Up to half of men will suffer bladder leakage after prostate cancer treatment2

Dr Chabert explains, “It’s important for men to know that these are common problems and there is no shame in seeking treatment for these conditions. Erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence can take a physical and mental toll on a man’s health and greatly affect his quality of life. The first step in the journey to recovery is to understand all the options that are out there.”

Dr Chabert will be speaking about the causes of the conditions mentioned above and why it is important to manage them appropriately. Please let me know if I can

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