Sexual health is an essential (and fun) part of overall health and well-being.
With so many contraceptive options available, you have the freedom to choose when you want to have a baby, and if you want to have a baby. Speak to your healthcare professional or family planning clinic to find out what’s the best option for you in terms of contraceptives.
For some the very thought of a pending night of passion can strike fear into the strongest or bravest of men. The good news is that it really doesn’t have to be that way: more than 95% of men suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) can be successfully treated1. The biggest problem is starting the conversation. Because, let’s face it, very few men are going to chat about their ED problem while having a few beers with friends.
What most men don’t realise is that ED is often a warning sign of a more serious health condition2: for instance, ED can be an early warning sign of heart disease. And men with diabetes are three times more likely to have ED2. So, it’s better to go for a check-up to rule out or unearth medical problems, enabling the opportunity to manage health risks.
“Let’s stop being embarrassed and start a conversation about erectile dysfunction to increase awareness and improve education. We want to let people know that help is available,” said CEO of Cipla for Sub-Saharan Africa, Paul Miller.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diabetes and Men. Accessed online: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/library/features/diabetes-and-men.html
- The Lancet. Erectile dysfunction. Accessed online: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0140673612605200