San Francisco – September 14, 2010. Paul Turek, MD, former professor and endowed chair at the University of California San Francisco and founder of The Turek Clinic, was invited to speak at the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) summit on “Advancing Men’s Reproductive Health in the US” last week in Atlanta.
Noting the reluctance of young men to seek healthcare, Dr. Turek discussed the need to better serve this population when it comes to healthcare, screening and health choices. He highlighted his own published research about how infertile men are at higher risk for the later development of both testis and prostate cancer, both of which are curable when found early.
“After 17 years of caring for reproductive-age men, it is clear to me that they are an incredibly underserved population that is at significant risk for curable disease,” said Dr. Turek.
The Summit’s agenda included presentations and discussions by stakeholders about strategies for addressing male reproductive health problems. Participants representing government agencies, national organizations serving health professionals or consumers, and academic programs involved in promoting men’s reproductive health were invited to attend. Dr. Turek, as President of the American Society of Andrology, was one of the stakeholders invited to attend this meeting.
For more on this topic, please visit Dr. Turek’s blog: www.turekonmenshealth.com.
About Paul Turek, MD
Paul Turek, MD is founder of The Turek Clinic and a former professor and endowed chair at the University of California San Francisco. As a men’s reproductive health expert, he has pioneered innovative techniques for treating male infertility, including FNA Sperm Mapping. Dr. Turek serves on several advisory boards including the Cooperative Reproductive Network Advisory Board of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), one of the National Institutes of Health, The Men’s Health Network, Fertile Hope and is on the Board of Directors of the Society of Male Reproduction and Urology. He is also President of the American Society of Andrology and President of the Northern California Urology Society and is an Editorial Board member of several journals including Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine, the International Journal of Men’s Health and the International Brazilian Journal of Urology.
A complete biography of Dr. Turek is available on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_J._Turek.
About The Turek Clinic
The Turek Clinic is a next-generation men’s healthcare medical practice specializing in issues facing reproductive age men, including male infertility, erectile dysfunction, vasectomy, vasectomy reversal, varicocele repair, and other minimally invasive procedures. The practice was founded in 2008 by Dr. Paul Turek, a pioneer in men’s reproductive health and former endowed chair professor at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Turek’s work combines innovative and cutting edge techniques with the wisdom of old-world medicine to treat and solve men’s health issues. For more information visit www.TheTurekClinic.com.