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Carolina Science Cafe | Why do men die 10 years before women? 

November 7, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month for Carolina Science Cafe, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s free, current science awareness program. For this month, we will be joined by Dr. Marc Rogers to explore the stigma of men’s health during Movember to raise awareness for men’s health – specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

Designed for adults, this program explores the science topics making national and international headlines and offers the chance to meet the experts behind the headlines. Please note the Carolina Science Cafe has moved to a new location at Haw River Tap & Table in Carrboro.

Men on average die around 10 years younger compared to their female counterparts. In an effort to close this gap, we will discuss maintaining a man’s health as they age starting from their early 20s into late into their retirement years. Routine screenings for prostate cancer, elevated cholesterol, diabetes, elevated blood pressure, colon cancer and testicular cancer will be discussed along with more in depth information about erectile function, low testosterone, penile curvature (Peyronie’s disease), and male fertility concerns to help maintain quality of life.

About the Speaker:

Marc J. Rogers, M.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Urology at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Healthcare in Chapel Hill, NC. He graduated with his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his urology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his fellowship training in male infertility and sexual medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Rogers is a member of the American Urological Association, Sexual Medicine Society of North America, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction.

Dr Rogers’ clinical interests include male infertility, vasectomy reversals, treatment of erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, including complex reconstruction techniques, hypogonadism, and male urinary incontinence. He is the author of multiple peer-reviewed articles and review articles and has presented research at national and international meetings. He is interested in promoting resident education and promoting an improved awareness of men’s health in the community.

Designed for adults, this program explores science topics making national and international headlines and offers the chance to meet the experts behind the headlines. The Carolina Science Café will be hosted at Haw River Tab & Table in Carrboro on Tuesday, November 7th, starting at 6:00 p.m. with light appetizers available for all attendees.

Carolina Science Cafe is produced by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and sponsored by the UNC Chapter of Sigma Xi.

You do not need to register…just show up!


Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Haw River Tap & Table

300 E Main St C, , NC 27510
Carrboro, North Carolina 27510 United States
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