AINU Chennai inaugurates andrology care department, Health News, ET HealthWorld
Chennai: AHH-owned Asian Institute of Nephrology and Urology (AINU) announced the inauguration of its cutting-edge male reproductive and sexual health facility at AINU, Chennai. As part of this announcement, AINU has also appointed its fellowship-trained certified microsurgical andrologist and urologist, Dr Sanjay Prakash J, as the Head of AINU Andrology, Chennai.The programme offers a wide range of comprehensive andrology care services, from addressing sexual dysfunction and male infertility to providing specialised emergency and cosmetic andrology solutions, ensuring a seamless continuum of precision and personalised care for men.
Dr Arun Kumar, Managing Director, Chief Consultant Urologist, AINU, Chennai, said, “In the realm of men’s sexual and reproductive health in India, there exists a significant gap filled by an unorganised sector lacking scientific qualifications. Adding to this, purchases from OTCs and adult content websites also have adverse side effects. This often results in patients undergoing misguided treatments, unnecessary investigations, and incurring substantial expenditures. As pioneers in urology and nephrology, we are acutely aware of the pressing need to rectify this deficiency. Hence, we have taken the decisive step to introduce specialised andrology services. Spearheaded by our proficient and seasoned team of clinicians, this initiative aims to bridge the existing gap in men’s sexual and reproductive health.
Dr Venkat Subramaniam, Executive Director & Senior Consultant Urologist, AINU, Chennai, said, “The prevalence of erectile dysfunction in India is alarmingly high, affecting approximately 30-35 per cent of men under the age of 40. This statistic is deeply concerning, especially considering the projected increase in incidence due to prevalent lifestyle issues. Our aim is to lead the charge in addressing the intricate complexities of male reproductive and sexual health, introducing pioneering advancements that set new standards in care.”
Dr Prakash J added, “Male infertility accounts for a significant portion, approximately 40–50 per cent, of all infertility cases, often characterised by issues like poor sperm count, which sadly robs many men of the opportunity to father a biological child. Adding to this challenge is erectile dysfunction, another prevalent factor contributing to infertility. Compounded by societal taboos and a lack of awareness surrounding men’s reproductive health, many individuals remain oblivious to the effective treatment pathways available. By spearheading this change in men’s healthcare, we aim not just to remedy sexual health and infertility issues but to elevate the overall quality of life for men in our community.”
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