The EMHF is running a pioneering new website that will enable men across Europe to ask questions about their prostates.
All questions to Your Prostate (www.yourprostate.eu) will be answered by a highly qualified health professional. But as well as helping the men who take up the offer, the Forum will use what they say to produce a report to help professionals and policy makers deal with men's prostate-related healthcare. The project is similar to that currently in development on premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction which has already been announced on this site.
At present, questions to Your Prostate can only be asked and answered in English.
EMHF director Erick Savoye called on men across Europe to seize the opportunity: ‘This is a chance to deal with whatever’s concerning you about your prostate and to have a genuine conversation online with a health professional through a genuinely independent site.
‘Not only will you find out the answer to your own question but you'll be taking part in a major public research project.'
'Obviously no names will appear and no data will be passed on but your input will enable us to gather information from men across Europe on their experience of developing problems involving the prostate, seeking support, diagnosis and treatment, and the responses they have had from health service providers in regard to these issues which will be published for the benefits of the scientific and public health policy communities with the aim of helping men everywhere in Europe get better prostate care.'
This project is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.