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PDF Guide: A practical guide on the assessment and management of testosterone deficiency in adult men. Based on the 2017 British Society for Sexual Medicine (BSSM) guidelines on adult testosterone deficiency, with statements for UK practice.

British Society for Sexual Medicine Guidelines on Adult Testosterone Deficiency, With Statements for UK Practice.

A Practical Guide: On managing erectile dysfunction Based on the 2017 British Society for Sexual Medicine (BSSM) guidelines on the management of erectile dysfunction in men.

PDF Guidlines: BSSM Guidelines for Erectile Dysfunction 2018. British Society for Sexual Medicine Guidelines on the Management of Erectile Dysfunction in Men—2017.

Erectile dysfunction and testosterone deficiency as cardiovascular risk factors? A risk factor is any attribute, characteristic or exposure of an individual that increases the likelihood of developing a disease or injury. Some examples of the more important risk factors are overweight, unsafe sex, high blood pressure, tobacco and alcohol consumption, and unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene.

There are a series of excellent websites and guidelines available for testosterone deficiency assessment and management. Patient leaflets are available in the Resources for Patients section.

International Society of Sexual Medicine quick guide for assessing and managing testosterone deficiency.

The Sexual Advice Association is a charitable organisation that provides support and advice on all manner of sexual function issues for men, women and couples. They aren’t able to provide direct support to patients or health care professionals which is where our Find A Specialist function may help. Their SMART SAA app allows professionals to use validated sexual function questionnaires and has the ability for patients to assess their own sexual concerns.

The Endocrine News is written for patients and professionals alike. This 2016 edition looks at the benefits and safety of testosterone therapy.

News and Updates:

2017

Erectile dysfunction and testosterone deficiency as cardiovascular risk factors? Summary: Graham Jackson introduced the concept that erectile dysfunction was a marker for undiagnosed cardiovascular disease and future events. View the full PDF.

Guidelines on Adult Testosterone Deficiency, with Statements for UK Practice (2017) These guidelines have been issued in order to assist UK practitioners effectively diagnose and manage primary and age related testosterone deficiency. A presentation of these guidelines can be viewed here.

Trends – Urology and Men’s Health has released a really helpful supplement: Testosterone: Overlooked and Undervalued? focusing on Testosterone, why it’s important, the Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome and Erectile Dysfunction.

The Men’s Health Tour focusing on Testosterone took place last year and the most important points have been distilled into a single document, released in January 2017: Men’s Health Tour Meeting Report