Men's Health

General Information

Welcome to the Men's Health section of the Health Education website. You will find information throughout this site that may be helpful for you in maintaining your health, and this section offers some information that may be particularly helpful to college-aged men.

Some general health tips to keep in mind:

  • If you are sexually active, practice safer sex and get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
  • If you have sex with women, understand the risks of pregnancy and the contraceptive options that are available. Be an active partner in pregnancy prevention and STI prevention.
  • Begin healthy eating habits now to reduce your risk of heart disease and prostate cancer.
  • Limit your consumption of alcohol and other drugs.
  • If you smoke cigarettes or chew tobacco, click here for information on how to quit or cut down.
  • Practice monthly testicular self-exams to detect testicular cancer.
  • Be pro-active about cultivating healthy ways to manage stress.  Learn practical ways to improve the regularity and the quality of your sleep.
  • Recognize the importance of support. Everyone's well-being depends on a supportive network of family and friends. Asking for help from those people and from resources at Brown is a sign of strength.

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