Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

The Italian andrology patient is changing. Broader cultural knowledge is needed!

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.


  1. 1.

    Mantica G, Van der Merwe A, Terrone C, Gallo F, Zarrabi AD, Vlok AL. et al. Awareness of European practitioners toward uncommon tropical diseases: are we prepared to deal with mass migration? Results of an international survey. World J Urol. 2019.

  2. 2.

    Rechel B, Mladovsky P, Ingleby D, Mackenbach JP, McKee M. Migration and health in an increasingly diverse Europe. Lancet. 2013;381:1235–45.

    PubMed  Article  Google Scholar 

  3. 3.

    Mantica G, Van der Merwe A, Bonkat G. Greetings from Africa: the emergence of tropical urological diseases in Europe. We had better be prepared! Eur Urol. 2019;76:140–1.

    PubMed  Article  Google Scholar 

  4. 4.

    Heinemann J, Atallah S, Rosenbaum T. The impact of culture and ethnicity on sexuality and sexual function. Curr Sex Health Rep. 2016;8:144.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  5. 5.

    Heald AH, Ivison F, Anderson SG, Cruickshank K, Laing I, Gibson JM. Significant ethnic variation in total and free testosterone concentration. Clin Endocrinol. 2003;58:262–6.

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

Download references


We sincerely thank Dr Heidi Van Deventer for the English editing of the manuscript.

Author information



Corresponding author

Correspondence to Guglielmo Mantica.

Ethics declarations

Conflict of interest

The authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

Additional information

Publisher’s note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Mantica, G., De Rose, A.F., Ambrosini, F. et al. The Italian andrology patient is changing. Broader cultural knowledge is needed!. Int J Impot Res 33, 572–573 (2021).

Download citation


Quick links