Men's health in your 20s

During your 20s, you go through a range of changes, from physical changes to your body, to emotional maturity and changes to your social life. 

This is a wonderful time of life for most young men, for others it can present a number of challenges.

 

As life changes, you experience more freedom and independence, but there are also a number of risks you need to be aware of. 

Find a GP you like, trust and get along with - it makes a difference.

Talk to your GP about:

Your family's medical history

Examining your testicles for lumps and bumps

Sexually transmitted diseases

Your skin cancer risk - get those moles checked out

Your blood cholesterol and glucose

Any depression or anxiety concerns

get to know your testes

All young men should be aware of the look and feel of their testicles.

Regular self-examination will alert you to any changes in terms of lumps, bumps or size changes.

Any pain or change in your testicle(s) should be followed up immediately with your GP.