Men's Health

Black males live the shortest and sickest lives compared to all other demographic groups.

Chronic diseases, often lifestyle-related, disproportionately affect Black men due to a combination of genetic, environmental, and socioeconomic factors. These include limited access to healthy food, less engagement in physical activity, higher stress levels, and the lack of preventative healthcare. Recognizing these unique challenges, AAHP has tailored its programming to more effectively reach and engage Black men. Through culturally competent education, outreach, and support services, AAHP aims to empower Black men with the knowledge and resources needed to take proactive steps towards their health.


Men's Health News

Weight Loss Helps Obese Men Improve Their Sperm Count

A recent study found that men who lost weight and maintained weight loss with a low-calorie diet improved their sperm count. In this study, 50 men with obesity ate a low-calorie diet for eight weeks and lost an average 36 pounds and improved their sperm count by about 40%.

Numerous studies have linked obesity to lower sperm quality and quantity, contributing to reduced fertility. Dr. Bobby Najari,  assistant professor and director of the Male Infertility Program at NYU Langone Health in New York City, believes that the hormonal effects of excess fat tissue reduces testosterone levels which in turn reduces sperm reduction. Najari said the new findings suggest that weight loss reverses this process.

Join us at the next Brother 2 Brother (B2B) Talk! With the goal of improving health outcomes among Black men in Montgomery County, Brother 2 Brother Talks provide a space for open dialogue and education on chronic disease prevention and wellness promotion. Sessions are held uptown and downtown on separate dates each month. See the flyers below for this month’s sessions.

Upcoming Uptown Brother 2 Brother sessions are as follows:

  • Thursday, April 18, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Thursday, May 23, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Thursday, June 20, 6:30-8:30pm
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