2014 Year in Review: Men's Health

Urology Times continues its "Year in Review" series with a look at the most-read men's health articles of 2014.

The year 2014 saw more than its fair share of breakthroughs, concerns, and controversies in urology. It was also a significant year of change for Urology Times, as we began an endeavor to bring you practical, comprehensive coverage of the men's health trend. To this end, we launched two new sections: #LetsTalkMensHealth, featuring physician-authored, evidence-based articles on urologic and non-urologic conditions facing men; and ‘Y’tube, which covers surgical aspects of men’s health issues in a unique, video-based format.

In addition, we launched Men's Health Monday, a free weekly enewsletter featuring a variety of male health-focused content. (Sign up for free here.)

Even as we look forward to a new year of men's health coverage, let's take a minute to look back at the most-read men's health articles of 2014, with commentary on an infertility article from 'Y'tube Section Editor James M. Hotaling, MD, MS.

The azoospermic male: Contemporary evaluation and treatment

In this "Hands On" article, Daniel T. Oberlin, MD, and Robert E. Brannigan, MD, discuss key concepts of the azoospermic male in order to facilitate delivery of state-of-the-art care to affected couples.

Dr. HotalingDr. Hotaling: The key points from this article are that there are many options for the azoospermic male in 2014 and that this is the starting and not the ending point of therapeutic options for these men. This article has been so popular as male infertility has recently become a central focus of the men's health movement, and many high-quality scientific studies have definitively shown the crucial role the male plays in reproduction and how male fertility can serve as a biomarker of overall somatic health in the male.

In 2015, we will likely see the first salvos of the genetic sequencing revolution applied to male fertility. Specifically, we will start to see how genetic and epigenetic diagnostics can be leveraged to stratify, diagnose and, eventually, treat the azoospermic male.


Next: How to manage testicular/groin pain and other top articles

More 2014 "Year in Review" articles

2014 Year in Review: Malpractice

2014 Year in Review: Prostate Cancer

2014 Year in Review: Health Policy/Practice Management


How to manage testicular/groin pain: Medical and surgical ladder

In this article, another installment of "Hands On," Daniel H. Williams, IV, MD, reviews the evaluation and the medical and surgical management options for patients with what most experts refer to as chronic scrotal content pain.

More top men's health articles from 2014:

Alternatives to T therapy: Lessons from male infertility

Men too often receive T for ‘soft’ indications

FDA panel’s vote on TRT draws reaction from urologists

Urologists helping drive male-specific centers

Clomiphene may offer alternative for treating low testosterone

Data fail to support concerns over T therapy, CV risk

Men’s health: The argument for a holistic approach

Estradiol boosts libido in men receiving testosterone

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