Healthy Reproductive Behaviours

The National Male Health Policy has a focus on raising awareness about preventable health problems that affect males and targeting males with the poorest health outcomes.

Page last updated: 19 May 2010

This document discusses some of the specific reproductive health issues affecting males. It does this by considering evidence from the literature about male reproductive health issues.

What’s in this document?1

This document first looks at various issues to do with healthy reproductive behaviours for males:
  • Prostate cancer
  • Benign prostatic disease
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Infertility
  • Androgen deficiency
  • Optimal health outcomes for males, and
  • Equity between groups of males.
It then looks at action that is being taken:
  • Government action – policies and initiatives.
It concludes with:
  • Personal action – what males themselves can do.

1 Most of the discussion refers to 'males', but on occasions the term 'men' is used to remain consistent with wording used in research papers. Wherever possible, male data is used but, when not available, data has been used for both males and females for particular population groups or issues where inferences for male health can reasonably be drawn.