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Men's Health

Just as women need to be responsible for their reproductive and general health, men too have to take an active role in their health.

All men from ages 15 to 40 should know how to and make sure to perform a monthly testicular self-exam. While it does take a bit of practice to get to know how your individual body feels, it is not hard to do a self-exam and only takes about 10 minutes.

The testicular self-exam is just what it sounds like-you will be checking the testicles for any visible changes and feeling for any unusual lumps. Should you ever find anything unusual, it is very important that you contact a health care provider.

For a good "how to" on doing a testicular self-exam, visit the Men's Health site on About.com or pick up a brochure in the Wellness Center.