Why is there so little focus on men's health?

Men live 6 years less than women and are more likely to be victims of the 15 top causes of death. Prostate cancer is now the most common cancer.

Despite these facts all I see are campaigns for women’s health. Pink ribbons are everywhere I look.
No, I am not. See any prostate cancer campaigns? No, you don’t. It is all breast cancer.

Several times more research money is spent on women’s health issues than men’s as well.

One comment

  • LadyLynn

    You’re wrong! There is so much talk about men’s prostate trouble and heart disease and colon cancer, as well as other types of cancer.

    There’s a "Men’s Health" category right here in Y/A that’s very popular. The magazine "Men’s Health" is a huge seller.

    I think men still don’t eat as healthy as women. For example, last Saturday night my husband and I went out to dinner. The men ordered steaks, and made fun of the other woman and myself when we ordered salmon. Why?? Men drink a lot more beer than women, and I think more men than women still smoke cigerettes, as well as pot. Mostly Viet Nam vets, who are now in their late 50’s.

    That was a great question. It’ll be good conversation for our next dinner out! Give that man a star!! 🙂

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