Andrology is a medical speciality which deals with the male reproductive system and urological problems found only in men. Andrology is the direct equivalent of gynaecology, but unlike gynaecology, it is not widely recognised as its own distinct speciality. Andrology has been studied only since the late end of the 1960s.


Andrologists are largely urologists, or endocrinologists in some circumstances, at least in the UK. However, depending on the condition or procedure, a patient may see other types of specialists, including surgeons or psychiatrists. Andrology covers a wide number of conditions and functions, including male fertility, penile problems, and genitourinary disorders. Specialists in andrology may deal with procedures such as vasectomy, prostatectomy, and circumcision.

Specialists in andrology deal with all male health problems, especially problems in the genitourinary system/reproductive system. Therefore, any medical problem which is unique to men and experienced uniquely in the male body can be dealt with by a specialist in urology.