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Multiple choice
1. What are the causes of premature ejaculation?

Some men first had sex hurriedly, and then learned a bad habit.
The man is probably worried about maintaining an erection.
The man probably has some unresolved relationship issues.
Hyperactive muscles that move too fast toward ejaculation

2. What are the causes of a curved penis or Peyronie's disease?

Scar tissue or plaque
Too much masturbation
Vitamin E deficiency

3. Why is a vasectomy the preferred method of sterilization over tubal ligation?

It is an outpatient procedure and only requires a local anesthetic
It costs between $1,000 and $2,000 less.
There is an 18% chance of reconnection after tubal ligation.
All of the above

4. Why don't men go to the doctor?

They don't have time.
After age 18, there is no real need to see a doctor.
It's viewed as a threat to their masculinity.
Insurance only covers mostly female health problems.

5. What proportion of food types makes for a healthy diet?

5% fat; 60% carbs; 35% protein
10% fat; 45% carbs; 45% protein
40% fat; 30% carbs; 30% protein
10% fat; 60% carbs; 30% protein

True or false:
6. It's perfectly natural for a man to lose interest in sex as he gets into his 50s.


7. Older men, that is, men in their 60s, are usually unable to get an erection.


8. The sexually transmitted disease genital herpes cannot be cured; it can only be treated when symptoms appear.


9. Erectile dysfunction is a psychological problem.


10. Most male health problems affect the female.


11. Testicular cancer is most often found in men who ...

have had a vasectomy.
are under 40 years old.
are over 60 years old.
have a testosterone deficiency.

Sentence completion
12. Almost inevitably, as a man gets older ...

he should exercise less frequently.
his chances of getting testicular cancer increase.
his prostate enlarges.
he loses interest in sex.

13. To catch prostate cancer early, a man should ...

have a sonogram of his prostate every year.
have a digital rectal exam and PSA blood test.
have a flexible sigmoidoscopy.
practice self-prostate examinations.

14. Prostatosis is ...

a prostate infection.
the procedure to remove the prostate.
the state of the prostate when it is inactive.
muscle spasms involving the prostate and surrounding tissue.

15. A good way to improve bladder control is to ...

urinate frequently.
eliminate most liquids from your diet.
practice kegel exercises.
perform yoga.


  1. Researchers have found premature ejaculation to be caused by hyperactive muscles in the pelvis that move too fast toward ejaculation.
  2. In Peyronie's disease, the normal elastic tissue of the tunica is replaced by scar tissue. Because the plaque, or scar tissue, is not elastic, but rather hard, it will not stretch with erection, thus causing the penis to curve.
  3. All of the above—A vasectomy is safer, less expensive and carries a lower chance of reconnection than tubal ligation.
  4. An American Medical Association study in 1990 found that men don't go to the doctor because of fear, denial, embarrassment and threatened masculinity.
  5. Good nutrition consists of a diet of 10% fat, 60% carbs and 30% protein.
  6. False. According to Masters and Johnson, 25 to 30 percent of people in their 60s have intercourse at least weekly.
  7. False. There are normal changes in a man's sexual function as he gets older, but these are not impotence and do not mean he is going to lose his erectile ability.
  8. True. Once the herpes virus gets in, it finds a permanent home in the nervous system where it lies quietly for a period of time, only to break out periodically and cause painful sores
  9. False. Any physical or emotional factor that affects a man's arteries, veins, nerves, or hormones can impact his erections.
  10. True. The 30 million partners of men suffering from impotence suffer too, losing not only intimacy but self-esteem, many assuming that they have become unappealing or that he's cheating.
  11. Testicular cancer is most often found in men under 40 years old.
  12. As a man gets older, his prostate enlarges.
  13. Early detection for prostate cancer is most successful through a digital rectal exam every year after 40 and a PSA blood test every year after 50.
  14. Prostatosis is muscle spasms involving the prostate and surrounding tissue.
  15. Kegel exercises help control bladder function.


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