A manual for human health • Nove da Firenze

Florence – “I am happy that the Regional Council welcomes the presentation of this book, which in the past also had the showcase of the Senate of the Republic, and I thank the Regional Councilor Andrea Vannucci, who proposed a motion that would allow attention to bear on the theme of andrological prevention at all levels”. the President of the Tuscan Assembly, Antonio Mazzeo, opening the presentation of the volume “Wikipene. Maintenance, prevention and care” (Giunti Editore) by Nicola Mondaini (associate professor of urology) and Patrizia Prezioso (communication professional).

“This publication is a kind of manual with simple instructions that help to deepen the subject with a language suitable for everyone – he continued – precisely this approach allows, with scientifically irreproachable arguments, to talk about the problem overcoming everything easy humor. According to President Mazzeo, “the book makes you think, it is aimed at all possible patients and should also be presented in schools, to reach a generational segment preceding that of adults.

Often boys and men tend to tone down or hide any problems that may exist and which, if discovered in time, can be easily overcome”. The scientific world maintains that the first andrological examination should be carried out as early as childhood, because any abnormality in the genitals occurs very early. In contrast, in Italy, less than 5% of boys under the age of twenty seem to have had an andrological examination, while more than 40% of girls of the same age have consulted a gynecologist at least once authors for proposing this publication – concluded the president – As Dr. Mondaini can confirm, it is estimated that one in three men has andrological problems which may be different depending on the age group .

I would say that this book is a help for everyone. There needs to be a cultural change and this book can send a strong message, as is the motion brought forward by Councilor Vannucci. Regional Councilor Andrea Vannucci also spoke. “With this publication, we intend to create a culture of prevention, too often neglected – he said – with the motion presented, the emphasis is on the need to include, in the regional social health plan, andrological prevention screening, in collaboration with schools and associations, to involve young male adolescents, with a view to reducing the negative effects of specific pathologies, in relation to sexuality and affective and relational life, for long-term health term”. As Mondaini also points out “The book is aimed at men at all stages of life, but as often it is the woman who creates a culture of prevention, as the sales confirm”.

Suffice it to say that if a woman has a medical condition she goes to the doctor within two days, if it happens to a man it can take up to two years. Hence the invitation to buy and read the book, for “an important change, a strong message that institutions are called upon to endorse”, as Mazzeo pointed out, recalling that part of the profits will go to the Cure2Children Foundation And as Roberto Valerio reminds us: “the project aims to fight against sterility, which affects many children following oncological treatments”.

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