David Homewood

BSci, MD, Urology Research Registrar, Department of Urology, Western Health, Melbourne, Vic; Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic; Research Fellow, International Medical Robotics Academy, Melbourne, Vic

Guest Editorial: Advances in urology

In this issue of AJGP, contemporary challenges and breakthroughs in urology are explored, aiming to provide practical insights for primary care physicians.

Evolution of hormonal therapy for prostate cancer

This review provides a contemporary update on androgen deprivation therapy, with further discussion of emerging novel therapies for primary care.

Managing female stress urinary incontinence in a post mesh era: What to do and when to refer

This article highlights the key diagnostic and management principles of female stress urinary incontinence in general practice and discusses management options.

Minimally invasive interventions for lower urinary tract symptoms: What sits between medical therapy and transurethral resection of the prostate

This article aims to highlight treatment options available for the management of bladder outlet obstruction secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia and the benefits and potential drawbacks of each.

Urological focus on gender affirmation surgery

This article provides an overview of genital gender affirmation surgeries, focusing on the available options and appropriate referral criteria for GPs and surgeons.


The field of urology has evolved rapidly in recent years. This latest issue of AJGP seeks to present some of the newer applicable and relevant developments.

What to do about recurrent urinary tract infections: A review of evidence behind emerging therapies

This narrative review was conducted to provide a targeted overview of contemporary management strategies in recurrent urinary infections.

When less is more: Updates in active surveillance and watchful waiting in the management of prostate cancer

This article provides a targeted instructive management algorithm for improving understanding of conservative strategies in prostate cancer.