A Planetary View of Men’s Reproductive Health

Date & Time: 
Saturday, 2 May 2015 16:15 to 17:15
Speaker: 
Paul Turek, MD, FACS, FRSM
Lecture Type: 
Breakout Session
Lecture Day: 
Day 2
Room: 
Segal Conference Room
Credits: 
1.00

Traditionally, the health care response to a couple with infertility has been for the female partner to visit the gynecologist for an evaluation. The male partner may or may not be asked to give a semen analysis.

When male fertility is examined, a male factor infertility “issue” is found in 30% of couples, and a contributing male factor is involved in 50% of couples. Besides being the cause of the problem, another reason to evaluate men for infertility is because it may be a symptom of significant but otherwise silent disease.

However, amidst the thick fog that often clouds scientific fact and fiction, what is now emerging from the shadows is a form, a relationship, between semen quality and longevity in men. One that may have nothing to do with fertility potential, but everything to do with health. Could this be the era in which the semen analysis is viewed as an early “biomarker” of men’s health? Only time will tell. Said Joseph Conrad: “Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog.”

Paul Turek, MD, FACS, FRSM

Dr. Turek is Director of The Turek Clinic (www.TheTurekClinic.com), a men’s health clinic in Beverly Hills and San Francisco. He is a former Professor of Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of California San Francisco and held the Academy of Medical Educators Endowed Chair in Urology. He is an active clinician and internationally recognized authority on men’s health issues.

Dr. Turek attended Yale College and Stanford University Medical School. Following a urology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Turek was fellowship trained at Baylor College of Medicine. His publications include basic research that focuses on germ and stem cell genetics and epidemiologic studies of men’s sexual and reproductive health problems. He is a consultant to the CDC and NIH. He has received NIH grants to help infertile men become fathers. He is an Advisory Board member of the Men’s Health Care Network and Fertile Hope and Editor of the Reproductive Volume of Netter’s Images, published in 2012. He maintains an active blog at www.TurekonMensHealth.com.

Dr. Turek is Past-President of the Society of Male Reproduction and Urology, The American Society of Andrology and The Northern California Urology Society. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Société Internationale d'Urologie and the Royal Society of Medicine (London). In 2009, he founded a free volunteer medical clinic powered by retired physicians for the working uninsured (www.ClinicByTheBay.org). More recently, he executive produced an award winning Hollywood short film entitled “If I Could Tell You.” His hobbies include vintage cars and longboard surfing.

Integrative Fertility Symposium

Healthy Seminars 5th Integrative Fertility Symposium will be held again in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The IFSymposium is geared toward Chinese medicine and naturopathic physicians who have an interest in treating reproductive health issues using an integrative approach.  The 2019 ABORM exam is in conjuction with the 2019 IFS.  The ABORM exam wil be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on April 25th, 2019

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515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada

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