AndrologyAmerica.org was initiated October 12, 2013 by members of the American Society of Andrology (ASA) to develop a single site where collaborative work from the andrology community can be searched in the hopes of encouraging collaboration and translational research in the field of Andrology/Men's Health. With the excellent work already initiated by a national campaign in Australia called "Andrology Australia" bringing awareness to the public about the understanding about andrology, we felt it important to bring awareness to not only the public, but also clinical providers and scientists. The ASA has long been involved in this type of collaboration but has not been highlighted in a unified way. We hope to encourage other societies to join us in this vision and hope that links to these sites serves to demonstrate an altruistic mission without biases or political agendas. We hope you enjoy searching the site and find the resources that you need.
Andrology America seeks to increase awareness of men’s health issues involving the reproductive system and its general effect on health and well-being through a website that links the best science, medicine and basic information for both the general public and physicians in a manner that is relevant to the Americas. It is also our desire to encourage young scientists to consider research in male reproduction and/or medical andrology for their professional careers.
Why a website?
There is real need to educate the public about reproductive health in men. The term ‘Andrology’ should be as readily associated with male reproduction, such as ‘Gynecology’ is associated with female reproduction. Men need to know that a healthy reproductive system is essential for general health and well-being. There are some diseases, such as prostate cancer that are specific to Andrology; however, it is simplistic to assume that such diseases only affect reproduction, or that the reproductive system is not impaired by dysfunction of the brain or cardiac system, for example. AndrologyAmerica.org links to all available educational materials, while developing new resources to address men's health issues and research questions that are of interest within countries of the Americas.
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Last updated 10/29/2013