Common Health-Related Concerns of Men: Implications for Counselors


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The authors discuss the attitudes, knowledge, and skills needed for counselors to work effectively with men who are facing common health-related concerns, specifically erectile dysfunction, sexually transmitted diseases, benign hypertrophy of the prostate and prostatitis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, lung cancer, and accidental trauma and injuries. The authors present suggestions for ways of attracting men with health-related concerns to counseling and methods of ensuring low attrition rates from counseling.