International Men’s Health Week is celebrated every year around the world in the middle of June. The health status of males in most countries, including Australia, is generally poorer than that of females.
More males die at every stage through the life course, more males have accidents, more males take their own lives and more males suffer from lifestyle-related health conditions than females at the same age.
Meanwhile, men are less frequent visitors to general practitioners, and the perception is that they don’t care about health or that health services are not well-prepared to interact with men effectively.
In Australia, Men’s Health Week (June 10-16) provides a platform for challenging and debating key issues in men’s health and to raise the profile of men, their health outcomes and health needs around the country each June.
Take some time this month to think about men’s health, and encourage more conversation about physical, mental, and emotional health.
For more information visit www.menshealthweek.org.au