When it comes to men’s health strategies, New Zealand has fallen behind countries like Mongolia, Iran and Malaysia. In Men’s Health Week it’s time to ask: what is the plan to save men’s lives?
The rates of suicide among males working in the construction industry are almost double the rates seen overall among Australian men.
Research shows construction workers are at higher risk of mental illness and suicide than people in other jobs. Addressing this must start with dismantling the ‘macho’ culture on work sites.
Men are much less likely than women to seek help for depression and anxiety, and a host of physical conditions.
Traditional notions of masculinity affect the health and well-being of men and those around them. Here’s how we can challenge these stereotypes.
Many men were concerned about climaxing too quickly or lacking interest in sex.
Research suggests that men who are exposed to cultural images of traditional masculinity have a greater vulnerability to sexual dysfunction than those who aren’t.
Some men don’t realise their abusive behaviour constitutes domestic violence. This needs to change.
What’s often missing from domestic violence responses are investments and strategies to stop men perpetrating violence in the first place.
We’re having less sex than we used to.
Australians report having sex once or twice a week, on average, but there are many variables. And that’s assuming people’s estimates are accurate.
Age is the biggest predictor of IVF success, but not all clinics are equal.
If you’re one of the one in six Australian couples experiencing infertility, you’ve probably thought about IVF. Here’s a step by step breakdown of how it all works.
The fashion advice is generally to tighten ties so they’re tight but not too tight.
Wearing a tie that causes slight discomfort can reduce blood flow to the brain by 7.5%, but the reduction is unlikely to cause any physical symptoms, which generally begin at a reduction of 10%.
Men currently only have two contraceptive options: condoms or a vasectomy.
Male contraceptives have been under development for at least the past 50 years, because of the success of the female pill and pessimism about men taking a pill.
At least half of the donors who had donated anonymously were in favour of their offspring being able to know their identity.
The news that Victorian sperm donor records from the 1970s and 1980s were preserved and are now accessible creates both challenges and opportunities for both donors and their offspring.
Gender is a an important determinant of mental health.
Gender is important in defining susceptibility and exposure to a number of mental health risks. Gender can also explain differences in mental health outcomes.
Erectile dysfunction can cause relationship problems if the man doesn’t share what’s going on in his head.
Many men experience erectile dysfunction. It might not be an exaggeration to say all men might experience it at some time or another.
Most men don’t know the normal size of testes.
Men with Klinefelter’s syndrome are infertile, as the extra X chromosome affects the ability to produce sperm.
Men seek out male doctors, but are actually more honest with females.
Men can expect to die approximately five years sooner than women, but why? One possible explanation is men are more reluctant to go to the doctor – and less likely to be honest once they get there.
Some women are very sensitive to small shifts in hormones, others aren’t.
In recent times, we have learnt more about the connections between the “reproductive” or gonadal hormones and the brain, and how they affect not only women but men as well.
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Why men need to start taking care of themselves.
Well-informed men see prostate cancer testing as an individual decision rather than a public health priority.
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