Europe’s men need their own health strategy

White, Alan, McKee, Martin, Richardson, Noel, de Visser, Richard, Madsen, Svend Aage, de Sousa, Bruno C, Hogston, Richard, Zatoński, Witold and Makara, Péter (2011) Europe’s men need their own health strategy. British Medical Journal (BMJ), 343. d7397. ISSN 0959-8138

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Ten years ago the BMJ published a special issue on men’s health. It noted how, although men fare better than women in most conventional measures such as top jobs and earnings, this advantage is not reflected in their health. A report we produced this summer, The State of Men’s Health in Europe, shows that little has changed. At any given age, men are still more likely than women to die from most of the leading causes, and in the European Union men have more than twice as many deaths a year as women throughout the working ages (15-64 years). This high level of premature mortality in men has psychological, social, and economic consequences for relatives, households, communities, and the workplace. Yet, in both national and European health policy, men and “masculinity” are largely taken for granted. This has limited the development of evidence based programmes that meet their health needs.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Depositing User: Library Cataloguing
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2012 12:47
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 12:11

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