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Andrology (from the Greek andros, man) is the medical specialty that deals with men's health, particularly relating to the problems of the male reproductive system and urological problems that are unique to men. Gynaecology deals with medical issues which are specific to women.

Men are more susceptible to heart disease than women, and tend to have a slightly shorter natural lifespan. However, men are more resistant to many conditions that adversely affect women, such as osteoporosis.

Male-specific medical and surgical procedures include vasectomy and vasovasostomy (one of the vasectomy reversal procedures) as well as intervention to deal with male genitourinary disorders such as:

External links

  • International Society of Andrology

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