Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Sexual activity could be the key to retaining good health in middle and older aged men

A study involving SPHPM’s Andrology Australia aimed to identify lifestyle factors associated with healthy aging in middle-aged and older Australian men, found that sexual activity is an important correlate of retaining good health in older men.
It discovered that ‘‘good health’’ declined with increasing age, with 17% of men over 70 years reporting ‘‘good health’’.  Low-risk alcohol intake and living with a partner were positively associated with ‘‘good health’’, as was sexual activity.

Andrology Australia joined SPHPM in July 2013.  Their research is focused on enhancing the reproductive health of males through community and professional education programs, and to build the evidence-base and research capacity in male reproductive health and associated conditions.

Andrology Australia was established at the Monash Institute of Medical Research in Clayton (formerly Monash Institute of Reproduction and Development) in 2000 by Professor David de Kretser AC to address the need for independent, evidence-based information both for health professionals and for Australian men and boys.

Read the full study here.

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