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Demonstrating continued excellence in the field, The Men's Clinic at UCLA and the UCLA Department of Urology along with its varied Centers of Excellence, is often the subject of stories in newspapers, magazines, and journals.

The Department also frequently issues news releases to keep the community informed on the latest developments in urology, men’s health, the treatments available at UCLA, and various milestones within the Department. We include here a collection of recent stories, and an archive of older articles, for your further information.

Jesse N. Mills, MD
Jesse N. Mills, MD

May 20, 2022 - Jesse Mills, MD, Clinical Professor of Urology and Director of the Men's Clinic at UCLA, tells Katie Couric Media he wouldn’t be surprised if there’s an uptick in demand for vasectomies that could cause an overflow in states where abortion would either be heavily restricted or rolled back entirely.

May 6, 2022 - Giddy featured Jesse Mills, MD, Clinical Professor of Urology and Director of the Men's Clinic at UCLA, regarding 7 lifestyle adjustments you may need to make to live with BPH.

April 18, 2022 - Katie Couric Media featured Dr. Jesse Mills, Clinical Professor of Urology and Director of the Men's Clinic at UCLA, for Everything You Wanted to Know About Erectile Dysfunction, But Were Too Anxious to Ask.

April 18, 2022 - Inverse quoted Dr. Jesse Mills, Clinical Professor of Urology and Director of the Men's Clinic at UCLA, on lack of evidence supporting a significant effect of light exposure to the scrotum on testosterone.

April 18, 2022 - Marketing of shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction raises concerns. HealthDay reports on a recent study by senior author Sriram Eleswarapu MD, PhD, a reproductive urologist and assistant clinical professor of UCLA Urology, and James Weinberger MD, MBA, urology resident at UCLA Health, published in Urology Practice.

March 18, 2022 - US News featured Dr. Jesse Mills, Clinical Professor of Urology and Director of the Men's Clinic at UCLA, in a comprehensive article about the importance of men’s health care. “There’s this unmet need for comprehensive men’s health care,” says urologist Dr. Mills.

March 18, 2022 - Jesse Mills, MD, Clinical Professor of Urology and Director of the Men's Clinic at UCLA, was interviewed by Healthline regarding birth control for men.

February 9, 2022 - David Yao MD, Staff Physician and Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology, was interviewed by Giddy regarding Green-Light Laser Therapy for BPH.

February 9, 2022 - David Yao MD, Staff Physician and Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology, was interviewed by Giddy regarding Green-Light Laser Therapy for BPH.

February 5, 2022 - Katie Couric featured expert commentary by Jesse Mills, MD, director of the Men's Clinic at UCLA, on answering general questions about male health.

January 4, 2022 - Dr. Jesse Mills, Associate Clinical Professor of Urology and Director of the Men's Clinic at UCLA, wants men to pay more attention to their health. His new book, A Field Guide to Men’s Health, boasts seven chapters that cover topics such as sex, strength and fitness, nutrition, resetting the body, immunity, and fertility, among others. He spoke with UCLA Health Connect about his book and ways in which men can improve their overall health. Read more.

December 10, 2021 - GQ Magazine interviewed Dr. Jesse Mills, Associate Clinical Professor of Urology and Director of the Men's Clinic at UCLA, about healthcare for men and his new book, A Field Guide to Men’s Health: Eat Right, Stay Fit, Sleep Well, and Have Great Sex - Forever.Read more.

October 29, 2021 - Sriram Eleswarapu MD, PhD, a reproductive urologist and assistant clinical professor of UCLA Urology, was interviewed by Giddy to discuss whether media ads have boosted awareness about and treatment for Peyronie’s disease. Read more.

October 26, 2021 - Jesse N. Mills, MD, discusses 2 key UCLA studies addressing disparities in sexual medicine that were presented at the 2021 Sexual Medicine Society of North America Fall Scientific Meeting.

October 12, 2021 - Inverse interviewed Dr. Jesse Mills, Associate Clinical Professor of Urology and Director of the Men's Clinic at UCLA, about the relationship between mental health and sexual health. Read more.

July 19, 2021 - Inverse interviewed Jesse Mills, MD, director of the Men’s Clinic at UCLA, about the vasectomy procedure and the physical recovery process beyond pain as well as the mental health impacts. Read more.

April 9, 2021 - Sriram Eleswarapu MD, reproductive urologist and assistant clinical professor of UCLA Urology, was featured on Insider about debunking 19 myths about getting pregnant and fertility.

August 28, 2020 - Jesse Mills, MD, director of the Men’s Clinic at UCLA and professor of urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted in Men’s Health Spain on common penis injuries.

June 12, 2020 - The UCLA Health Zone Show with Dr. Phil Cohen featured Jesse Mills, MD, associate clinical professor of urology and director of The Men's Clinic at UCLA, to talk about the most vital health issues for men during June’s “Men’s Health Month.”

June 19, 2020 - ABC7 featured Jesse Mills, MD, an associate clinical professor of urology and director of The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, in a Father’s Day segment on the importance of men attending to their health concerns during COVID-19. A UCLA patient also was featured.

June 12, 2020 - The celebration of Pride Month has focused a spotlight not only on the important voices and critical progress made by the LGBTQ+ community but also on issues that still must be addressed to create a more inclusive, equitable and supportive society. Dr. Jesse Mills, director of The Men’s Clinic at UCLA and a physician in the Gender Health Program, offers insight into how LGBTQ+ individuals can navigate the health care setting and shares common concerns seen by physicians. UCLA Health Connect.

November 19, 2019 - Improving men’s health: Sexual health and fertility are key barometers. UCLA Connect.

Nov 8, 2019 - KTTV featured three UCLA Health patients and lifelong friends who decided to book their vasectomy procedures on the same day. The story originally aired in 2017.

Sep 13, 2019 - Sriram Eleswarapu, MD, PhD, a urologist at The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, commented in a STAT article on sperm donor anonymity. Additional Coverage: Scientific American.

Aug 16, 2019 - Dr. Jesse Mills, a urologist and director of The Men's Clinic at UCLA, commented in Mashable on the growing popularity of sperm banking by mail.

June 14, 2019 - Jacob Rajfer, MD, a professor in residence of urology and provider at the Men's Clinic at UCLA, was quoted in a Men’s Health story about the latest treatments for erectile dysfunction.

May 3, 2019 - Dr. Jesse Mills, The Wall Street Journal featured Dr. Jesse Mills, director of the Men’s Clinic at UCLA, in an article on new clinic models that encourage men to seek regular medical care.

Mar 25, 2019 - Dr. Jesse Mills -- Men’s Health interviewed Jesse Mills, MD, director at The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, in a story about common injuries to the penis.

Mar 21, 2019 - Jesse Mills, MD, director at The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, commented in a Los Angeles Times story about research finding that an implanted testicle allowed a previously infertile monkey to later fertilize an egg and produce a child. The story was syndicated by the Miami Herald and 10 other publications.

Feb 11, 2019 - Dr. Jesse Mills speaks with the New York Times personal health columnist about the importance of encouraging men to seek help for Peyronie’s disease, a painful curvature of the penis. Read more. | Peyronie's disease treatment at UCLA.

Feb 8, 2019 - A CNBC article about the availability of at-home sperm-banking kits featured the expertise of Jesse Mills, MD, director of The Men’s Clinic at UCLA.

Nov 19, 2018 - The Atlantic featured Dr. Jesse Mills, director of the Men’s Clinic at UCLA, in a story about group vasectomies.

October 26, 2018 - Dr. Jesse Mills, director at The Men's Clinic at UCLA, was featured in a story in Popular Science about erectile dysfunction medications and their potential side effects.

August 17, 2018 - Dr. Jesse Mills, director at The Men's Clinic at UCLA, commented to Health.com about penis health during warm weather. His commentary was picked up in a People.com story.

June 22, 2018 - Black Enterprise, Black News Portal, Health News Digest and KREM-TV, Spokane, Washington, covered the expertise of Dr. Jesse Mills in stories about factors contributing to male fertility. Mills is director at The Men’s Clinic at UCLA.

March 27, 2018 - It’s been 20 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Viagra for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Nicknamed the "little blue pill," Viagra has become one of the most recognized drugs on the market. But Viagra's impacts go far beyond the impotence the drug was designed to treat, says Dr. Jesse Mills, director at The Men’s Clinic at UCLA. UCLA Newsroom.

Jan 10, 2018 - Dr. Jesse Mills, director at The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, commented in a Washington Post story about a study suggesting ibuprofen impacts male fertility. The story was syndicated in 120 other news outlets, including The San Antonio Express-News and The Hamilton Spectator.

Dec 19, 2017 - Dr. Jesse Mills, With more than 15 years of experience in the field, Dr. Mills has worked with UCLA for several years. With a specialization in urology, he serves as an associate clinical professor, physician, surgeon, and director of the Men's Clinic at UCLA.His areas of expertise are primarily in male reproductive medicine and surgery, including vasectomy reversal, sperm retrieval, microsurgical varicocelectomy, Peyronie's disease, and penile implants.

Nov 03, 2017 - Dr. Jesse Mills, In a radio interview on 100.3 FM The Sound, Dr. Jesse Mills discusses Movember and the importance of men's health screenings. Listen to 100.3 FM Podcast.

Oct 24, 2017 - Dr. Jesse Mills, director at The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, commented in a Huffington Post story about sperm count and men’s fertility issues.

Sep 13, 2017 - Dr. Jesse Mills, Using a laptop the way its name suggests—on your lap—has long sparked concerns about male fertility due to crotch overheating. Even now, while many laptops run cooler than their predecessors, men planning to father children still need to be mindful of the risks, some experts say. Story on time.com.

Sep 05, 2017 - A Men's Health article on penis injuries that can lead to emergency room visits featured Dr. Jesse Mills, associate clinical professor and director of The Men’s Clinic at UCLA. Mills gave accounts of two types of traumatic injuries he treated and explained the cause and treatment for both.

Jul 26, 2017 - Health.com featured Dr. Jesse N. Mills, associate clinical professor and director of The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, in their articles on posthumous sperm retrieval, a way a man can father a child even after his death.

Jun 07, 2017 - Dr. Jesse Mills, clinical professor of urology and director of The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, explained male factor infertility June 7 on the Huffington Post’s “IVFML: A Podcast About Infertility,” a miniseries in which senior editor Anna Almendrala and her husband, Simon Ganz, discuss infertility, miscarriage and IVF as they share the story of their journey toward parenthood. Mills is featured in Episode 4: The Blame Game.

March 23, 2017 - Some men are shy about their health, but these three went to get vasectomies together. UCLA Connect.

Mar 09, 2017 - Dr. Jesse Mills on Buzzfeed on March 9 and the U.K’s Daily Mail on March 6 published stories about three friends – each married with two children – who underwent vasectomies together at UCLA as a gift to their wives. Dr. Jesse Mills, clinical professor of urology and director of The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, performed the procedures and is quoted. Additional Coverage: Refinery29; Mar. 10 on Redbook; Mar. 12 on KCNC-TV in Denver; Mar. 13 on Yahoo!, Babyology, Daily Toast, and WJXT-TV in Jacksonville; Mar. 14 on KGTV-TV in San Diego; Mar. 15 on Inside Edition and WPVI-TV in Philadelphia; Mar. 16 on WDIV-TV in Detroit; March 21 on WGN-TV in Chicago; Mar. 19 in Healthline; and Mar. 23 in Fox New Health and Connect.uclahealth.org.

Mar 08, 2017 - Dr. Jesse Mills, clinical professor of urology and director of The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, commented March 8 in Kansas City Star and March 7 in the U.K’s Daily Mail about the popularity of men getting vasectomies around the time of college basketball tournament season. Additional Coverage: Online and broadcast outlets continued to share the story of three friends who underwent vasectomies together at The Men’s Clinic at UCLA. Dr. Jesse Mills, clinical professor of urology and director of The Men’s Clinic, was featured. Coverage ran March 23 on MSN.com, March 24 in the New York Post, and March 30 on WFMZ-TV, Philadelphia and three other local news stations. WFMZ-TV.

Dec 23, 2016 - Dr. Jesse Mills, Director of The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, explains, “Vasectomy is a much less invasive procedure than surgical options for women. From prep time to clean up it takes less than half an hour, and the recovery time is very short. Women either have to stay on hormonal birth control or go through tubal ligation which is more invasive than vasectomy.” Story on UCLA Newsroom.

June 15, 2016 - New Men’s Clinic at UCLA serves as gateway to comprehensive male healthcare. UCLA Connect.


More News

  • Vasectomy tips grab attention - The Pasadena Journal July 27 reported on urologist Dr. Jesse Mills debunking the top five myths associated with vasectomies. Mills is a clinical professor of urology and director of The Men's Clinic at UCLA. Men can be very concerned about what happens during, and after, a vasectomy – speci?cally how it will affect them personally.
  • 5 ways to help your man get healthy - Not sure how to nudge the men in your life to spend some time on their health? Here are some good places to start.
  • “Try Guys” video on fertility attracts 4.5 million views - BuzzFeed’s, The Try Guys visited The Men's Clinic at UCLA to discuss male infertility with Dr. Jesse Mills, clinic director and a clinical professor of urology. They had their sperm analyzed to assess whether they were fertile. Both a video and story were posted March 6 on BuzzFeed. So far, the video has been viewed 4.5 million times on youtube.com and Facebook.
  • Dr. Jesse Mills, an associate clinical professor of urology at UCLA and director of The Men's Clinic at UCLA, commented Feb. 17 in a Philadelphia Inquirer story on the release of a study of testosterone supplementation in older men.
  • Dr. Jesse Mills, an associate clinical professor of urology at UCLA and director of The Men's Clinic at UCLA, commented in a Feb. 3 Fusion story on whether going vegan will improve a man’s sexual function.
  • Dr. Jesse Mills was featured Dec. 20 in a Men’s Health story on semen. Mills is an associate clinical professor of urology.
  • Dr. Jesse Mills, an associate clinical professor of urology, commented Dec. 8 in a Men’s Health story on Viagra becoming the new party drug.