COVID-19: biological factors in men’s vulnerability

The current COVID-19 outbreak has raised many questions, in particular the disproportionately higher number of deaths among men compared with women.

Due to the severity of the pandemic, a vast (and often confusing) amount of information has rapidly been published on the subject – yet our understanding may not be clear for some time.

The purpose of this webinar is to distil through the recent studies to bring you the key information on the potential biological explanations for why men seem to succumb more readily to the virus’ deadly effects.

The webinar recording will be available here on the 27th July, 2020.

Please submit any questions to the comments field below, and feel free to begin a discussion on some of the points raised.

Key Speakers: 

Emeritus Professor Alan White
Men’s Health, Leeds Beckett University




Professor Mike Kirby
Editor, Trends in Urology and Men’s Health




Dr Patricia Schartau
GP and Academic Clinical Lecturer
Hampstead Group Practice and University College London




  • Introduction
  • COVID-19 in men: what we know so far – Alan White
  • COVID-19 and the ACE2 receptor – Patricia Shartau
  • Testosterone and COVID-19 – Mike Kirby
  • COVID-19 and the immune system – Alan White
  • Q&A – All

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