Andrology has been (finally!) devoted more attention in recent years. It was emphasized that men’s health involves much more than just urology and andrology.
Men’s health is just interdisciplinary and covers both the physical, psychological and social level.
The intensification of men’s health research (e.g. by two German men’s health reports – in 2010 and 2013, the campaign “Healthy in Bavaria – Men’s Health”, the Lichtenberger Men's Health Report - Berlin, the men’s health reports of the health insurance – BKK, Barmer GEK) have shown that the male-specific prevention and therapeutic services must be better adapted to the needs of men.
The health promoting offers for men should be more interesting and more male-oriented while contributing to the strengthening of the male self-consciousness.
Today’s economic and structural remodelling of the health systems causes a shortage of supply in the topic of the “men medicine”. This makes the whole situation of men not simple.
For a few years, I have been dealing with the topic of “men's health” as a young urologist in my rehab clinic. The most men-oriented health initiatives are currently offered by only two or three organizations in Germany – “Men’s Health Foundation”, “German Society for Man and Health” and “CMI – Men’s Health”. In order to develop the men’s health, the men medicine should evolve and establish. New perspectives are here to develop.
The most common urological diseases of men (organic, mental or age-related) includes erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence. In my daily work, I have observed that normal pelvic floor exercises for men appear unattractive. Men find the more targeted “pelvic floor potency training” even “unmanly” and “good for women”…
I have been thinking a lot about how to improve health, health promotion and acceptance of men.
“Not the men are contrary to prevention when they do not accept offers, but the offers are not group-targeted” (Men's Health Report 2013)
That’s why I developed a project – “The Andros© Project”.
I managed to make the entire “potency and continence training” possible on a single device so that the health-promoting programme is simple and largely can be perceived as “manly”.
With a little pride, I introduce you my ANDROS© PROJECT.