Vasectomies Can Make Men Feel Cut Off
When it comes to sexual health, men reflexively shrink back from female health professionals. According to a study in Psychosomatic Medicine, getting a vasectomy or genital examination can bring on acute anxiety among men. Challenged by an embarrassing vasectomy experience, Dr. Cory Wang started the midhusband program at McMaster University.
The three-year, B.Sc. focuses on advocating for men’s issues, not just their sexual health. Dr. Wang is firm that every male patient needs a man handler – “It can make all the difference for quality care according to our panel groups.”
Why I Choose A “Man Handler”
“If it wasn’t for my midhusband, I might never have had the courage to have a home-vasectomy. It was so much more comfortable that my experience with getting an adult circumcision when I converted to Judaism,” says Glover Johnson. “I had a gorgeous young female nurse when I was circumcised, but it was just a reflex!” It’s awkward situations like this that Dr. Wang believes a midhusband could avoid, with their first-hand knowledge of the male body. Man handlers can also provide care long after the operation has occurred.
Post-Vasectomy Care (PVC)
“The pride and joy of the program is our post-vasectomy care,” beams Dr. Wang. “Post-Vasectomy Depression (PVD) is overlooked by most healthcare professionals, and PVC can lead to a significant decrease in PVD.” The program hopes to team up with Hamilton General Hospital, and relocate to a building close by on Trendy Barton St E. “It’s been a long, hard struggle, but we’re finally standing firm, proud to be men.”