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  1. Vasectomy: a kick in the balls?

    18/11/16

    Post-vasectomy pain is rarely talked about … In 2009, Kieran Brennan wrote this: It is not like to having an in-growing toenail removed. Expect a fair degree of bruising and discomfort for the first week to ten days. Don't be taken in by the pre-op p ... More

  2. What is #works4me?

    02/11/16

    It's about sharing suggestions for difficult situations. #works for me is part of the Men's Health Forum's beatstress.uk service. What's the difference? beatstress.uk lets you email or text chat with a stress specialist on a one to one ... More

  3. Stranger Than A Talking Dog

    25/10/16

    For Breast Cancer Awareness Month we reprint one of the first articles to appear in the mainstream UK media about male breast cancer. It was written by Jim Pollard for The Observer in 2000 (articles were a lot longer in those days). Male breast cancer is ... More

  4. Tim: Why I hate Elvis Presley

    19/10/16

    In 1995, Tim Lezard underwent 16 hour heart surgery and wasn't expected to survive. My parents knew something wasn’t quite right when I was a toddler. They took me to a heart specialist in London. She suspected I had a faulty aortic valve, but wanted ... More

  5. What is beatstress.uk?

    13/06/16

    Online stress support for men. The beatstress.uk service offers online support for men of all ages.  Midlife Crisis  is the most visited mental health page on the Men’s Health Forum website and we know, through the other searches on our site, that we' ... More

  6. FAQ - Loss of sex drive FAQs

    03/11/16

    Loss of interest in sex (or loss of libido) isn’t unusual. It affects up to one in five men at some point. Loss of libido is no fun. Usually, it’s short-term – after a life-changing event like pregnancy or childbirth. But if it lasts longer, it can be a s ... More

  7. Lost Your Spear?

    04/08/16

    Tim Samuels argues that of the 200,000 years homo sapiens has been wandering this planet, this has to be the most challenging time to be a man. Jim Pollard asks why. When you witness the plight of millions of refugees or read some of the vicious anti-wome ... More

  8. Men without children

    10/07/16

    Do you want kids? Counsellor Robin Hadley argues that men without children can be as 'broody' as women and links childlessness with depression. Do you have children? Or want them? I am an involuntarily childless man. I always expected to be a da ... More

  9. FAQ - Foot Care FAQs

    29/04/16

    Whether on site or in the office, don't put your foot in it at work. If you’re on your feet most of the day at work, your legs and feet are probably the most important piece of equipment you use at work. You can replace a lost screwdriver or broken c ... More

  10. FAQ - Going to Work FAQs

    26/06/14

    We spend about 100,806 hours working- that's 11 and a half years- so better keep it healthy. How can going to work affect my health? We spend many of our waking hours working so it's hardly surprising that the things we do there can have a major ... More

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