Men's Health Week 14-20 June 2021

Men’s Health Week 14-20 June 2021

Men’s Health Week 14-20 June 2021

In most countries, including Australia, the health status of men is generally poorer than that of females. A boy born in 2010 has a life expectancy of 78 years while a girl could expect to live to 82.3 years old. At every stage of life, 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.

Men, however, are less frequent visitors to GP’s and there is a perception that they don’t care about health. Another perception is that health services are not well-prepared to interact with men effectively. Men’s Health Week is out to change that perception.

In 2002, the Vienna Men’s Health Declaration set out to establish:

  • Recognise men’s health is a critical issue and that there are health issues that only affect men
  • Promote awareness of men’s approach to health
  • Change the way health care is provided in order to be more sensitive towards men’s needs
  • Create school and community programs that target boys and young men
  • Connect health and social policies to better pursue men’s health goals

To summarise, Men’s Health Week aims to provide a platform to challenge and debate key issues in men’s health. Ultimately it’s out to raise the profile of men, their health needs, and outcomes.

Further information can be found at menshealthweek.org.au and westernsydney.edu.au

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