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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?

    06/01/17

    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

    26/04/18

    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. 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

  6. 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

  7. Your FAQs to our GPs

    03/06/16

    These are the questions most commonly asked of our Man MOT GPs. Is your question here? Is my penis too small? Can I enlarge my penis? I can’t get an erection I cum too quickly I have a skin problem I’ve lost interest in sex I produce less semen I have a s ... More

  8. Do it while they're alive

    20/05/16

    In a second article on stress ahead of Men's Health Week, Jim Pollard remembers some advice and writes a letter. Last week I wrote about football, the stadium of hate. The article was to set the scene for Men’s Health Week which this year is all abou ... More

  9. Drugs at work FAQs

    02/08/17

    Drugs, the law and work. The law is not a good guide when it comes to the safety of drugs. Some drugs like alcohol and tobacco are very dangerous yet legal while others that appear less harmful are illegal. But the key point is: all drugs whether legal or ... More

  10. The stadium of hate

    04/05/16

    As Men’s Health Week approaches, Jim Pollard looks inside the male mind. This year’s Men’s Health Week focuses on stress. We want to get men talking about how they beat stress and I’ve been trying to think of a way to start the discussion. (It’s been quit ... More

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