The Health Hub is a place where you can discover useful information on a variety of conditions and treatments.
Male Reproductive System
The male reproductive system is made up of the external genitalia. The shaft of the penis consists of two erectile bodies called the corpus cavernosum, which comprises a mass of smooth muscle, and endothelial-lined vessels and spaces (lacunae), richly supplied with nerve endings.
The urethra, which is the channel for urine and ejaculate, runs along the underside of the corpora cavernosa and is surrounded by the corpus spongiosum.The enlarged, bulbous shaped end of the corpus spongiosum forms the glans penis. The foreskin is a loose fold of skin that adults can retract to expose the glans penis.
The frenulum is the area under the penis where the foreskin is attached.The testes hang outside the abdominal cavity of the male within the scrotum. They begin their development in the abdominal cavity but descend into the scrotal sacs during the last two months of fetal development.
This is required for the production of sperm because internal body temperatures are too high to produce viable sperm. The testes also produce the male sex hormones.
Professor Suks Minhas is a Consultant Urologist and regarded as a leader in the field of men’s health.
In this first episode of HCA Healthcare UK’s brand new podcast series ‘Health: Fact vs Fiction’, TV presenter Anna Richardson discusses ‘Having the balls‘ with Mr Suks Minhas. In this episode he tackles misconceptions and taboos around male genital and sexual health.
They are also joined by former footballer and radio presenter, Jason Cundy, and TV presenter Dominic Littlewood, who share their experiences of male cancers.
Other topics include; erectile dysfunction, sperm count, how to check your testicles for cancer, as well as what your penis can tell you about your overall health.
Visit the Health Hub for all the latest updates and resources
Consultant Urologist & Andrologist
NB: London Andrology takes no responsibility for the information contained in the provided links on this page, nor how you use that information. The links provided are simply provided for your convenience.
London Urology Associates (LUA)
London Urology Associates (LUA) is a team of five consultant urologists based at 114a Harley Street in central London, with operative facilities at the Princess Grace Hospital.
The Lister Hospital Assisted Conception Unit
The Assisted Conception Unit at The Lister Hospital is widely recognised as one of the leading fertility centres in the UK with over a decade of proven success.
The British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)
BAUS aims to promote the highest standard in the practice of urology for the benefit of patients by fostering education, research and clinical excellence.
The British Society for Sexual Medicine (BSSM)
The BSSM’s purpose is promoting research and exchange of knowledge of impotence and other aspects of sexual function and dysfunction, in both men and women, throughout the UK scientific community.
The European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM)
The ESSM is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary, academic and scientific organisation dedicated to male and female sexual function and dysfunction.
The British Medical Association (BMA)
The BMA , the professional association for doctors, produces reports, codes of practice and discussion documents on topical and often controversial issues. These include genetic technology, euthanasia, and organ donation.
The General Medical Council (GMC)
The GMC promotes and protects the health of the public by ensuring proper standards in medicine and helps Medical staff maintain a good standard of practice and care for their patients.
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)
The academic organisation in the UK for general practitioners (family doctors). Aims to improve the standards of care which patients receive in general practice.
The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland
The Association represents the interests of anaesthetists in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland and helps them via education, research grants and publishing guidelines.
Comprehensive, free, up-to-date health information as provided by GPs to patients during consultations
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
The college is committed to enabling surgeons to achieve and maintain the highest standards of surgical practice and patient care.
The Royal Society of Medicine
They are one of the largest providers of continuing medical education in the UK who also provide accredited courses for continuing professional development for people in the medical profession.
The UK’s leading independent health website with a wealth of free information on any medical issues.
Should the current guidelines for the treatment of varicoceles in infertile men be re-evaluated?
Sperm recovery and ICSI outcomes in men with non-obstructive azoospermia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
The role of artery-preserving varicocelectomy in subfertile men with severe oligozoospermia: a randomized controlled study
Reporting on longitudinal live birth rates and cumulative delivery rates are more realistic outcome measures than sperm retrieval rates in couples undergoing mTESE–ICSI
Salvage micro-dissection testicular sperm extraction; outcome in men with non-obstructive azoospermia with previous failed sperm retrievals