20 Myths About Men
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20 Myths About Men

From erectile dysfunction to male menopause, do you know the truth about men's health? Find out with this quiz.

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20 Myths About Men
20 Myths About Men
Question 1 of 20 Correct

True or false: Men visit their doctors for preventive care half as much as women do.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Part of the reason women live longer than men (age 80 for women; 75 for men) is that women tend to be more proactive about their health.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

True or false: Rates of stroke and heart attack are higher for men than for women.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Twice as many men die from heart attacks as women each year. Men also have higher rates of stroke, lung disease and diabetes.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

Does wearing a hat cause baldness?

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The correct answer is: Unless the hat is really tight and cuts off circulation, that's a myth. Hats do not cause baldness.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

Roughly what percentage of infertility cases are caused by men?

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The correct answer is: About 30% of infertility cases are connected with men; an equal 30% are connected with women. The remaining 40% is caused by a combo of male and female factors.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

What can cause a low sex drive?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Having a low sex drive can be caused by a number of factors, from low self-esteem to stress to disease. A general practitioner can run tests to help determine the cause.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

True or false: Men and women treat pain differently.

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The correct answer is: Male and female sex hormones are believed to be one of the reasons men and women experience physical pain differently. In general, women can tolerate less physical pain, than men, but women recover from pain more quickly. Women are also more likely to seek treatment for physical pain and accept the necessary treatments to help deal with it.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

True or false: Testosterone levels normally drop as men age.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Men's testosterone begins to gradually decline around age 30.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

True or false: Erectile dysfunction is an inevitable part of getting older.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Although every man will occasionally have moments when he doesn't perform well, erectile dysfunction is by no means an inevitable part of aging.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

Is it true that driving around with a cell phone on your lap can lead to infertility?

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The correct answer is: Recent studies have shown that men carrying around cell phones in their pockets or in their laps have a decrease in sperm by about 11%. The radiation can also slow down sperm and make them lethargic.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

How big is the average male sexual organ?

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The correct answer is: Though everyone is different in this department, the average size is five and a half inches.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

True or false: Shaving daily increases facial hair.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Shaving doesn't affect how fast or how thick hair grows back.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

True or false: Men can lose weight more easily than women.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Muscle mass and low estrogen levels make weight loss easier for men than women.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

True or false: Men cannot get breast cancer.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Men do have breasts (although they are much smaller than women's), and therefore they can still contract breast cancer. High estrogen and low testosterone levels are thought to be among the causes.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

True or false: It's normal for one testicle to be bigger than the other.

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The correct answer is: This is true -- for the most part. Testicles are supposed to be asymmetrical. Generally the left testicle is a little bit larger and a bit lower. A change in size could be a symptom of an infection, cyst or a tumor.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

True or false: Men get colon cancer earlier than women.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Recent studies show that men ages 45 to 49 have as high a risk of colon cancer as women ten years older. Yet, men are more likely to put off testing.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

True or false: Most men don't need to apply sunscreen daily because their skin is thicker than women's.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Not using a daily sunscreen is the most common skincare mistake men make. Only 5% of men use sunscreen daily, according to a recent poll by the American Academy of Dermatology. Use a daily sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to minimize skin aging and lower your risk of skin cancer.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

Which gender gains belly fat more easily?

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The correct answer is: Men's abdominal fat cells seem to enlarge more readily than those in women. Abdominal fat increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and other woes. A man's risk begins to increase if his waist measures more than 37 inches; 40 inches puts him in the real danger zone.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

True or false: Men snore more than women.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Snoring is more common in men than women. Other factors leading to snoring include chronic nasal congestion, age and heredity.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

What characterizes male menopause?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Men can go through a menopause, too. See your doctor for hormone therapy to relieve these symptoms.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

Will strength training help you bulk up a lot?

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The correct answer is: No, it's very difficult for most men to bulk up their muscles like a pro athlete. High testosterone levels, years of dedicated workouts and a calorie-rich diet account for body builders' physiques.

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