If the thought of getting a vasectomy causes you to break into a sweat, you’re not alone. We’ve got responses to the most common vasectomy-related concerns and questions.
Quick quiz: when should you get tested for sexually transmitted infections?
Hold-on, you’re not in your twenties? You’re not promiscuous? Did you know that rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have surged in the past decade in middle-aged Canadians? The Center for Disease Control in the US reports increases in syphilis and chlamydia of over 180% in adults aged 45 to 65 years old1. Why the increase? Experts speculate that the availability and use of phosphodiesterase inhibitors, such as Viagra™ and Cialis™, is linked.
Your urologist recommends a transvaginal mesh procedure, so you Google it. Oh my, Dr. Google has a plethora of grim articles about transvaginal mesh complications. No worries, our reconstructive urologists at SAIU are the experts. Here’s what you need to know.(more…)
Prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening has been a controversial and confusing issue for men for many years. The varied and constantly changing guidelines put forth by the United States Preventative Services Task Force and the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health as well as several other professional associations on the risks of early screening have men and their family physicians asking themselves whether it is important to get checked or not.(more…)
Approximately 50% of men between the ages of 40 and 70 have some degree of erectile dysfunction (ED). Erectile dysfunction, also called impotence, is the inability to get and maintain an erection during sex. Here are some of the commonly asked questions our urologists hear from patients.