What’s Happening to Our Testosterone? Managing the Young Hypogonadal Male

Date & Time: 
Saturday, 27 April 2019 16:00 to 17:30
Speaker: 
Paul Turek, MD, FACS, FRSM
Lecture Type: 
Breakout Session
Lecture Day: 
Day 2
Room: 
Fletcher Challenge Theatre
Credits: 
1.50

Description:

Testosterone replacement therapy has become a multibillion dollar industry in the span of less than a decade. In part this is due to increased awareness and diagnosis of age-related androgen deficiency. But the effects of direct-to-consumer marketing in the US has also played a significant role in the uptick in testosterone replacement. Unfortunately, the blanket treatment of testosterone replacement in young hypogonadal males commits them to lifelong medication, impairs fertility and can significantly alter sexual and overall quality of life.

This lecture will review alternatives to testosterone replacement currently used to treat young men. 

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the “saturation point” concept of T effects on the body
  • Delineate two ways of supporting testosterone that also maintain fertility
  • Provide a differential diagnosis of at least 5 conditions besides hypogonadism that result in low libido or erectile dysfunction
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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Canada

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