Time to talk?

It’s time to speak up about TD. Results from a UK survey found that men are reluctant to speak to their partners about their health or visit a GP if they have symptoms of low testosterone.

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Too tired to talk?

UK testosterone deficiency (TD) awareness survey of 1,000 men and 1,000 women aged 55+ revealed…

Men are reluctant to speak to partners about their physical or mental health

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Few men would visit a doctor if they had symptoms of TD

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The majority of women would encourage partners to see medical advice

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Only 23% of men regularly speak with partners about physical and mental health5

Only 23% of men regularly speak with partners about physical and mental health

Fewer than 1 in 4 (22%) would speak to partners about TD symptoms5

Men would rather do the weekly shop or sort their finances than book a GP appointment to discuss health concerns5

Despite these gaps in awareness and discussion about key health topics like testosterone deficiency, 70% of men and 77% of women feel more needs to be done to encourage men to seek medical advice if they suspect TD5

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men don’t visit their GP because they don’t think their symptoms are serious enough

 

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References

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  • Bayer Tackle TD survey 2019. Research carried out by Yolo Communications, August 2019 Return to content