Complete Men's Health Checklist for Men Aged 18-39
EMPOWERING YOUNG MEN TO TAKE CONTROL OVER THEIR HEALTH
Our Complete Men’s Health Checklist for men aged 18 to 39 focuses on all of the screenings and exams you should get, and appointments you should be making for early cancer detection as well as prevention of diabetes, heart disease and more.
While you’re equipped to simply sit down and get to calling your doctor to schedule checkups and tests, it’s definitely helpful to know what exactly you’ve just scheduled, and why it’s important you get it done! Read on for some further information about the recommended screenings, checkups, and vaccines you can find in our Men’s Health Checklist for Men Aged 18-39.
- Complete Health Exam
An assessment of overall health utilizing tests which are often ordered during your annual wellness visit in order to evaluate health concerns common among men.
- Cervical Cytology (Recommended for some transgender men)
Also called a Pap test or Pap smear, a cervical cytology is the study of cells taken from the cervix using a microscope to detect changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer.
- Blood Pressure Screening
A measurement of the pressure in your arteries as your heart pumps which is done by placing a stethoscope over the major artery in your upper arm to listen to blood flow while an arm cuff is inflated with air.
- Cholesterol Screening
A blood test which measures your levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol, high density lipoprotein (HDL), or good cholesterol, triglycerides, a type of fat which your body uses for energy, and total cholesterol, the total amount of cholesterol in your blood.
A test used to detect heart problems and monitor heart health using small, plastic patches that stick to the skin called electrodes placed on specific spots on the chest, arms, and legs. An ECG (electrocardiogram) machine connected to the electrodes measures and interprets electrical activity in the heart.
- Human Papillomavirus Infection (HPV) Vaccine
A vaccination that prevents cancer-causing infections and precancers.
- Whooping Cough Vaccine
A vaccination that prevents against whooping cough, diphtheria, and tetanus.
- Flu Shot
An annual vaccination that prevents the influenza virus.
- Tetanus Booster
A vaccination that prevents against tetanus, an infection caused by Clostridium tetani bacteria.
- Fasting glucose and lipid profile CBC, ALT/-AST, Free+Total Testosterone (Recommended for transgender men)
- Fasting glucose and lipid profile: A blood test including measurements for cholesterol and a measurement of your fasting blood sugar level.
- ALT/-AST: A Blood test which measures different types of liver enzymes to detect liver damage.
- Free+Total Testosterone: A blood test that measures the levels of free testosterone (testosterone that is not attached to a protein) and total testosterone (includes both free testosterone and testosterone attached to a protein) in your blood used to diagnose various conditions.
- TB Skin Test
A test performed in two visits where a small amount of fluid called tuberculin is injected into the skin on your lower arm on the first visit, and after 48 to 72 hours a healthcare professional examines for a reaction in the second visit.
- STD Screening
A blood test used to find out if you have been infected with a sexually transmitted disease.
To learn about self exams, check out the 4 Monthly Self Health Exams that men should be doing on our blog.