“Prostatepedia” – Resources for Prostate Cancer Patients and their Partners

I was honored recently to be interviewed for “Prostatepedia” a wonderful periodical designed for prostate cancer patients and their partners. Each issue deals with one of the many facets of prostate cancer which presents challenges in decision making and treatment options. In this interview, I discussed sexual function issues, including erectile dysfunction, following prostate cancer …

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For the Partners

One of the most common worries we hear from men who have a sexual dysfunction of any kind is that they worry that their partner blames herself and tends to feel she might be part of the problem. If a man has some sort of sexual dysfunction (usually ED or low libido), the partner often …

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Sexual education: 4 things you might be wrong about.

For many Americans, sex education involved a combination of awkward conversations with Mom and Dad, preachy abstinence-only lectures at school, and sensationalist stories traded among friends. In this environment, it’s easy for myths to become accepted as facts. You might feel confident as an adult that you know all you need to know about sex, …

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Steroids: no turning back.

With the Tour de France underway, talk about doping in sports is again in the news with sportscasters rehashing Lance Armstrong’s admission that he had, indeed, been doping for years and that everybody was doing it. I cringe when I hear this because the culture of altering body chemistry pervades even the youngest levels of sports. Unfortunately, what nobody tells these athletes is that once you start taking steroids you might never be able to turn back. When you artificially boost testosterone, your testicles stop making it. The testicles shut down. The testicles shrink, sperm production stops, and if this goes on long enough, even your penis stops working. These effects are often irreversible.

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