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As access to medical services has increased, more and more women are getting better access to reproductive and sexual health related services. Unfortunately, the same cannot not be said about young men. If this gender difference is not narrowed, or completely eliminated, it will pose a risk to the gains that have been made in many areas of women's health. If you are a parent of a young male, you need to ensure that the male in your life is seen by a medical professional at least annually.
Services That Every Man Needs
If you were to initiate a conversation with the average person, male or female, they would probably be able to tell you many of the annual exams that are needed by young women. Unfortunately, when you turn the conversation to the needs of young men, many people do not even feel comfortable discussing, yet alone have a full understanding about the needs of this population. Just like young females, there are many annual preventative healthcare services that young males need to avail themselves to. These should include but not be limited to:
Although it may not be a part of the full exam, your practitioner should ensure that there is counseling in place to discuss safe sex practices, pregnancy prevention, sexual identity, and even sexual dysfunction. Many of these are topics that young male children may not feel comfortable discussing with, or even in the presence of a parent.
Why It Is Important
There are many myths that surround the subject of reproductive health in males. Offering open honest frank discussions will help to dispel some of these myths.
Above all else, it shows the young male child in your life that you care enough to ensure that they receive the best in medical care. Click here for info on family health services.