n. A doctor who specializes in men's health, especially the health of the male reproductive system.
Women undergo rapid hormonal changes as they reach middle age. The process is more gradual with men and it starts around age thirty. In time, the authors assert, "andrologists" — specialists in male ageing problems — will be needed to handle the growing ranks of the male aged.
—Louis Lemire, “Men's Health and the Hormone Revolution,” Everyman: A Men's Journal, September 30, 2001
1981 (earliest)
And a local physician who's been in the business of storing human sperm at ultra-cold temperatures for four years says business is booming. "We're busier than ever, and I think that's partly due to increased social acceptance and increased social awareness," said Dr. Cappy Rothman, a Century City andrologist — a doctor who specializes in treating infertile men.
—Yardena Arar, “Out of the Laboratory,” The Associated Press, March 05, 1981
Alhough the first citation seems to suggest that andrologists — the male counterpart to the much more familiar female health specialist, the gynecologist — haven't been invented yet, nothing could be further from the truth. As the earliest citation shows, andrologists have been tending to men's health woes for over 20 years.