Funding for Andrology Australia

Page last updated: 28 March 2017

Andrology Australia will receive four years’ funding (to 2019-2020) through the Department of Health. This funding will support the core business of Andrology Australia and also forms part of a larger investment of funding towards men’s health.

Men have poorer outcomes than women in many areas and an overall shorter life expectancy.They are more likely to be overweight or obese, daily smokers, and drink alcohol at levels that place them at risk of lifetime harm.

Andrology Australia will receive funding from the Australian Government to address a gap in evidence-based community and professional education in male reproductive health disorders and their links to chronic disease. It is a collaborative entity with health and education experts from across Australia involved with the aim of improving knowledge and providing education for Australian men in specific areas of men’s health, namely:

  • prostate disease (including prostate cancer);
  • androgen use and abuse;
  • male infertility;
  • sexual dysfunction;
  • testicular cancer; and
  • associated conditions.

In addition to other relevant partners, Andrology Australia will collaborate with the Australian Men’s Health Forum and the Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre in progressing initiatives in men’s health.