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Andrology



Andrology (from Greek: ἀνδρο, andro, "man"; and λόγος, logos, "knowledge") is the medical specialty that deals with male health, particularly relating to the problems of the male reproductive system and urological problems that are unique to men. It is the counterpart to gynaecology, which deals with medical issues which are specific to women. Andrology has only been studied as a distinct specialty since the late 1960s: the first specialist journal on the subject was the German periodical Andrologie (now called Andrologia), published from 1969 onwards [1].

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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:

Notes

  1. ^ Social Studies of Science (1990) 20, p. 32
 
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