RCGP Curriculum - 10.2 Men's Health

This section of our curriculum guide refers to statement 10.2, Men's Health, produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

Photograph: Jason Heath Lancy
Photograph: Jason Heath Lancy

Men are less likely to consult their GP than women, and experience more illness than women. They are more likely to have cardiovascular disease and are at higher risk of committing suicide.

Men also tend to take more risks with their health than women, which is reflected in higher rates of alcohol excess, smoking, poor diet, sexually transmitted diseases and accidents. So it is important to use consultations with infrequent attenders opportunistically for health promotion and education.

Here we have collated key articles from our journals to help you meet the curriculum requirements in this area.

In this section you will find articles on:

Primary care management

Skills and attitudes

Symptoms

Common or important conditions

Investigations

Treatment

Emergency care

Prevention

Other related articles

 

Primary care management

Skills and attitudes

Symptoms

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Common and/or important conditions

Benign prostatic hypertrophy and prostatitis
Male infertility
Male-specific cancers: testicular and prostate cancer
Mental health issues affecting men
Other scrotal conditions

Sexual dysfunction in men

Also covered in Statement 11: Sexual Health

Sexually transmitted infections in men

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Investigations

Treatment

Emergency care

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Prevention

 

Other related articles

 

These curriculum resources are regularly updated with relevant articles from our range of healthcare publications. All articles are reviewed by GP advisers. We have set the standard lifetime of an article at two years and will aim to renew all articles within that timeframe. However, some older articles will remain in the listing if our reviewers believe there to be no significant changes to the topic covered.

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