Men’s health needs, health beliefs, and health-related behaviour are different to those of women
Our current research examining young men aged 15–44 years presents worrying epidemiological evidence — a picture of men dying prematurely of conditions such as ischaemic heart disease and cancer, at a time when screening and treatment for many of these diseases has improved (Box).1 This evidence suggests that these men are either not following health advice or not using health services soon enough for effective remedial treatment. Here, we argue that there is a need for health professionals to rethink service provision for young men.
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