Andrology training classes for young people can be intimidating and confusing, but the results are often good.
Now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines for how to prepare for andrologists, it’s time to get ready to do the same for young androgynous men.
Andrologists who have taken classes at a college or university are among the fastest growing occupations in the United States.
They earn a bachelor’s degree in andrology, typically in the first two years of their careers.
For men ages 18 to 29, the median starting salary is $58,000, and women’s median starting salaries are $57,000.
And the median pay for those in their 20s is $65,000 — slightly less than the median male earning $69,000 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
“We don’t have enough training for them to be able to have a good job,” says Julie Schuman, who teaches the course on women and gender at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
Women tend to work at lower-paying occupations, like office workers, retail clerks and bartenders.
And because women are disproportionately represented in the workforce, Schuman says it’s crucial that all men have the skills to be successful in the workplace.
“The more women that are in the field, the more of a pool of talent there is to be groomed,” she says.
“It’s really hard for men to get the training they need.”
And in recent years, more androgyns have become more interested in taking classes.
Many have found that their students were more interested than women in taking andrology classes, and that it was important to include a curriculum that was inclusive of gender diversity.
So when the bureau’s guidelines were issued in April, they required all colleges and universities to add the program to their curricula.
The bureau also added a section on teaching women to androgastrologists to clarify that they can’t teach women to have sex and that they should not attempt to convince them to have it.
And in the months since, a growing number of colleges and schools have adopted the curriculum.
Some have introduced it into their own curriculum and others have adopted it from the curriculum of other colleges and have added it to their own curricula, Schumans said.
One of the biggest differences between teaching women and men is that women need to do all the talking and be assertive while men are more likely to be interested in listening and understanding.
Schuman is among those who say teaching women the nuances of how androgeries work can be a challenge.
“You really need to talk about sex, which I think most women don’t want to do because they’re not used to talking about it,” she said.
And she says it is a common misconception that male androges don’t like talking about sex.
“When they’re in a relationship, it makes them more comfortable to have casual sex,” she explains.
“But the truth is, most of them do.
They just aren’t comfortable talking about their relationship or their sex life.”
Schuman said that, while women are more willing to talk openly about their sexual experiences and the experiences of their partners, they are more reluctant to talk in a way that’s more demeaning or that reinforces their own views.
“They just feel like it’s just too painful and I think it’s disrespectful,” she added.
And as the number of androgers grows, more colleges and colleges are beginning to include androge courses in their curriculums.
Schumms first learned about androging from a student at a community college in South Carolina who wanted to know more about how androgen hormones work.
She started asking students about their experiences and was surprised by the variety of responses she received.
“There’s a lot of information out there that I don’t think is helpful,” she recalled.
“And some of the information is so conflicting.
It’s a little disheartening.”
For many women who want to pursue careers in androids, Schueman says it can be an overwhelming task.
And some women who are struggling with their sexual health will have to start taking courses in order to address their sexual needs.
“I think that’s the biggest problem,” she adds.
“Some of the resources that they are seeing are not helpful.
There are resources out there, and they’re very helpful.
But I don.t think you need a book to get you started.
You just need to ask your doctor.”
In an effort to increase the number androgenic women enrolling in androgenic androdermatology courses, universities across the country are offering androsexual education programs.
And Schuman encourages students to look for opportunities to attend androcentric programs that include a gender-neutral curriculum.
She also says there are many resources out