Time for men to speak up

Sunday Territorian - - MEN'S HEALTH WEEK ADVERTISIN­G FEATURE -

THIS week is Men’s Health Week and Fam­ily Plan­ning NT say there’s never been a bet­ter time than now for all men to con­sider their health and well­be­ing.

With the fo­cus on men’s health through­out the whole week, they are ask­ing Ter­ri­tory men “is your sex­ual and re­pro­duc­tive health im­por­tant?”

Over the past few years there has been a strong fo­cus on women, while men’s “pri­vate

busi­ness” has re­mained a rel­a­tively silent topic.

Re­cent trends, how­ever, in­di­cate that progress is be­ing made in break­ing down some of the bar­ri­ers to men’s sex­ual and re­pro­duc­tive health, with the num­ber of men vis­it­ing Fam­ily.

Plan­ning NT clin­ics in­creas­ing.

This in­crease is a step in the right di­rec­tion, as re­pro­duc­tive health prob­lems are com­mon.

With an es­ti­mated one in three men hav­ing a prob­lem be­low the belt, it’s im­por­tant for men to look af­ter them­selves.

In ad­di­tion to the di­rect is­sues ex­pe­ri­enced from re­pro­duc­tive health prob­lems, th­ese can also be an early warn­ing sign for other se­ri­ous health prob­lems like car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease and di­a­betes.

Reg­u­lar sex­ual health check-ups are easy to ar­range.

Fam­ily Plan­ning NT of­fers a wide range of clin­i­cal ser­vices in re­pro­duc­tive and sex­ual health dur­ing week­days and on Satur­day morn­ings for men, with clin­ics open in Co­conut Grove and Palmer­ston.

For an ap­point­ment or to speak to one of the trained health pro­fes­sion­als call 8948 0144 or visit www.fp­wnt.com.au

Fam­ily Plan­ning NT cen­tre says get checked out

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