Combatir la epidemia de Infecciones de transmisión sexual: Necesitamos un enfoque renovado en los mensajes de salud publica con respecto a la salud sexual y reproductiva.

Por el Dr. Marcos Del Rosario Santiago, Urólogo.

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El embate de la pandemia del covid-19 ha presentado a los Estados Unidos y a otros gobiernos una rara oportunidad para detener una epidemia silenciosa de una década: el aumento continuo de las infecciones de transmisión sexual. Ha habido un aumento progresivo de las ITS en los EE. UU. pero durante años no ha existido una respuesta apropiada por parte de las autoridades de salud publica…


A veces es buena idea llevar a un amigo cercano o familiar a una cita con el médico. Pueden brindar apoyo y otro punto de vista. Pero no siempre es el caso.

Dos manos buscandose
Dos manos buscandose
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Cómo urólogo he descubierto que hay ocasiones en las que mis pacientes se arrepienten de llevar a alguien con ellos.

No todo el mundo sabe lo que hacen los urólogos y muchos que conocen la especialidad piensan que solo tratamos a hombres. Pero los urólogos ven a hombres y mujeres por una variedad de afecciones relacionadas con el tracto urinario, la salud de los riñones y los genitales…


Sabemos que el envejecimiento puede afectarnos físicamente de varias maneras con padecimientos como: artritis, neuropatía, dolor en las articulaciones, pérdida de cabello entre otros, sin embargo un padecimiento que menos se menciona, tal vez porque involucra el acto de orinar, es el de la nicturia. Al envejecer no solo se tiene que orinar con frecuencia, si no que a veces no hay mucho tiempo para ir al baño antes de ocurra una fuga de orina.

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Por Dr. Marcos Del Rosario Santiago

Couple facing sunset with backs turned to the camera and holding hands.
Couple facing sunset with backs turned to the camera and holding hands.
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Gracias a la llegada de los teléfonos inteligentes y del Internet, los hombres pueden verse cada vez más presionados para adaptarse a las expectativas de la sociedad y de cómo debería ser la vida.

La tecnología nos ha conectado entre sí de una manera que generaciones previas nunca podrían haber imaginado. En medicina y ciencia, estamos haciendo que lo imposible suceda, a medida que la investigación clínica y la robótica avanzan.

Hay un tremendo inconveniente en estas tecnologías. La avalancha de imágenes de las redes sociales, muestra todo lo que creemos que necesitamos: el…


La circuncisión se ha convertido en un tema controvertido en los países occidentales. Esta es la perspectiva de un urólogo quien sugiere, que esta práctica milenaria no debería rechazarse.

Photo of African American father holding infant son on his shoulder, facing the ocean with the father's back to the camera.
Photo of African American father holding infant son on his shoulder, facing the ocean with the father's back to the camera.
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Cuando los futuros padres se enteran que van a tener un hijo, generalmente no acuden a un urólogo para pedirle consejo sobre si circuncidar o no a su hijo. Normalmente, el primer acercamiento a este punto lo tienen con el pediatra.

El pediatra puede orientar y aclarar este tema a los padres, sin embargo, es de vital importancia platicar con un urólogo mientras su hijo aun es un niño.

Los urólogos…


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While the international media has focused most of its coverage of Covid-19 on the global north and China, in the global south we are also are dealing with the first cases of the virus. But it’s not the first time people here in Mexico have been exposed to potentially lethal imported illnesses. During the conquest of Mexico between 1519 and 1521, Spanish troops brought smallpox with them to the Americas, killing over two million indigenous people. In 1918, the Spanish flu killed between 300,000 and 500,000 people , here. …


Sometimes it’s a good idea to bring a close friend or relative with you to a doctor’s appointment. They can provide support and another perspective. But not always.

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Photo of doctor holding red stethescope.
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I’m a urologist, and I have discovered there are times when my patients have regretted bringing someone with them.

Not everyone knows what urologists do, and many who know of the specialty think that we treat only men. But urologists see men and women for a variety of conditions that deal with the urinary tract, kidney health and the male genitalia. For example, for both sexes I see everything from urinary tract…


Couple facing sunset with backs turned to the camera and holding hands.
Couple facing sunset with backs turned to the camera and holding hands.
Photo by Alex Iby on Unsplash

Thanks to the advent of smartphones and the internet, men may find themselves even more under pressure to adapt to society’s expectation of what life should look like. Technology has connected us to one another in a way generations before could never have imagined. In medicine and science, we’re making the impossible happen as stem cell research and robotics gain traction.

There’s also a tremendous downside to these constant updates. …


How we see the world shapes who we choose to be — and sharing compelling experiences can frame the way we treat each other, for the better. This is a powerful perspective.

Photo of African American father holding infant son on his shoulder, facing the ocean with the father's back to the camera.
Photo of African American father holding infant son on his shoulder, facing the ocean with the father's back to the camera.
Photo by Larry Crayton on Unsplash

When soon-to-be parents find out they’re having a boy, they don’t usually run to a urologist for advice about whether or not to circumcise their child. In my experience, most parents’ first point of contact on the topic is their pediatrician.

That said, while a pediatrician can help shed light on the subject of circumcision, it’s also important to speak to a urologist while your child is still…


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Dr. Marcos Del Rosario Santiago operating on a kidney stone.

With temperatures heating up, thoughts turn to beach days, cooling drinks and much-awaited vacations. For urologists, however, the coming of summer signals something else: kidney stones.

It’s true: Kidney stones have been associated with warmer weather in the United States and worldwide. And kidney stone season may be getting even longer with the effects of climate change and global warming — especially in already warm climates. This is caused, at least in part, from dehydration due to increased temperatures, and is even more true during summer months.

Last year was the world’s ­fourth-hottest year on record. The United States felt…

Dr. Marcos Del Rosario Santiago

Urologist in the Mexican Navy & member of the American Urological Association. Bylines: Washington Post, PBS Next Avenue, Independent UK & Healthline.

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