A top urologist’s prescription for better sexual health and overall wellness.
According to research studies, men with health problems, and more specifically sexual health problems, are more likely than women to have had no recent contact with a doctor regardless of income or ethnicity. This reluctance to seek medical help means that for men, their diseases often go undetected until it is significantly progressed, and this late discovery has serious consequences.
To make matters worse, when men do see their physicians, many doctors find it difficult to talk about sexual health with their patients. Common conditions such as erectile dysfunction or Peyronie’s disease (an acquired penile curvature) are often dismissed or simply go unaddressed. This avoidance creates real health problems: erectile dysfunction (ED)alone affects as much as 20% of men worldwide, occurring in as much as 52% of men between the ages 40 and 70. Serious skin cancers, penile injuries, and infections can go untreated for years. And, doctors lose a valuable tool in predicting other chronic health issues when sexual health isn’t discussed.
Dr. Burnett takes a deep dive here into identifying what healthy sexual function actually looks like, and clearly identifies the distinct components of the male sexual response that every healthy man experiences. For each of these components, readers will learn about the specific problems that can present, their underlying or contributing causes, and how each can be resolved. It will explode the myth that the only way to enhance men’s sexual health is through testosterone therapies. Instead, his effective prescription for enhanced sexual function and overall health highlights the best that evidence-based medicine has to offer: a comprehensive mixture of easy yet important lifestyle changes, the most advanced medications including hormone therapies when they are appropriately administered, mental health therapies, external aids, and surgery. In total, readers will have a cutting-edge life strategy for achieving optimal sexual health now and for years to come.
Arthur L. Burnett, II, MD, MBA, FACS, is the Patrick C. Walsh Distinguished Professor of Urology and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He is the recipient of the 2022 Hugh Hampton Young Award, which is the most prestigious honor given by the American Urological Association. This award was given for his ground-breaking advances in male sexual health, including his advocacy, diversity, and humanitarian contributions to the science and medicine of the urologic field.
Dr. Burnett is an internationally acclaimed urologic surgeon and one of the preeminent doctors in his field whose active research laboratory is credited with discovering the chemistry of penile erection, which led to the development of Viagra. His patented devices and techniques are used to address the full range of male sexual dysfunctions, including those resulting from prostate cancer treatments. Dr. Burnett was the lead urologic surgeon on the team that performed the first-ever penis/pelvis transplant.
Dr. Burnett’s patients range from world leaders to men of every age, background, and ethnicity. He has given more than 450 lectures nationally and internationally, and frequently travels to the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa, South America, and China to treat underserved communities. Dr. Burnett has authored or co-authored more than 500 original peer-reviewed articles, scientific reviews, editorials and book chapters, and his work has appeared in such prominent journals as Science, Nature Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Urology, Urology and Journal of Andrology. He is the co-author of Prostate Cancer Survivors Speak Their Minds and the author of Patients’ Guide to Prostate Cancer. He lives in Baltimore, MD.
Part I: Connecting Sexual Health to Optimal Health
1 Good-to-Know Basics
2 Erection Health Matters
3 The Definitive Sexual Health Quiz
Part II: Penile Health Strategies
4 Low Libido: When I’m Not That Interested in Sex Anymore
5 Erectile Dysfunction: When It Doesn’t Work
6 Orgasm and Ejaculation: When Timing Is Everything
7 When I Have Prostate Cancer
8 Priapism: When It Won’t Go Down
9 Peyronie’s Disease: When It Looks Bent
10 When It Appears Small
11 When the Skin Looks Different
12 When It Was This Way from Birth
13 When It Is Injured
14 When It Is Not the Right Sexual Organ for Me
About the Author
A comprehensive, up to date, authoritative and practical resource for anyone who desires information regarding any aspect of male sexual health.
Dr. Burnett has presented to prostate cancer patients and survivors within our PHEN network on multiple occasions, however, Manhood Rx provides a broader and more in-depth understanding about sexual health and its relationship to overall wellness. Part I of the book where Dr. Burnett recounts his research in discovering the role that nitric oxide plays in men gaining an erection reads like an exciting detective story. However, this discovery which led to Viagra and Cialis, is much more impactful and compelling than any James Bond movie and I believe most men will enjoy reading this story.
Penile Strategies, Part II of the book that includes eleven chapters of information providing thorough information and guidance for strategies that relate to different issues and needs that men may face is outstanding. In reading this part of the book, I learned about things that I often had questions about but did not know how to ask. This information will help men identify and better understand their penile health needs and have important conversations with their doctors.
Manhood Rx: Every Man's Guide to Improving Sexual Health and Overall Wellness is an outstanding resource book written by one of the world's foremost experts in sexual health. I highly recommend this book for every man.
The Manhood Rx is a comprehensive, realistic, accurate, reliable and exceptionally practical source of state-of-the-art knowledge about sexual problems written by one of the world’s foremost and most highly respected authorities on sexual medicine. The Manhood Rx provides readers with honest science and real-world advice about what is possible and what is not possible in solving sexual problems. Readers should know that the information this book provides is credible, trustworthy and based on current scientific knowledge, filtered through the vast knowledge of an elite surgeon-scientist at one of the world’s most esteemed medical institutions.
This accessible 250-page book makes a compelling case for why sexual health is overall health.
1/5/23, Urology Times: Dr. Burnett was interviewed for this piece about prostate cancer treatment.