An “A” Rating for Testicular Self Examination (TSE)

Despite the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) “D” rating for performing testicular self-examination (TSE), the vast majority of men’s health scholars continue to promote the behavior among male populations. The USPSTF suggests that there is “inadequate evidence that screening….has greater yield of accuracy for detecting testicular cancer at more curable stages”. However, we in [...]

When it Comes to Puberty, Boys Are Catching Up to Girls (and That’s Not Necessarily Good News)

We’ve all (or at least those of us with daughters) heard about how girls growing up today are starting puberty younger than girls who came of age just a few generations ago. And we’ve all (whether we have boys or girls) heard about how boys are lagging behind girls in every measurable academic milestone, whether it’s grades, test scores, high-school graduation rates, college degrees, or professional degrees. But when it comes to puberty, it looks like boys may be closing the gap. And that may not be a good thing.

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