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"What is it with men's health?" Men, their health and the system: a personal perspective

Gregory O Malcher
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (8): 459-460.
Published online: 16 October 2006

With united, sustained action, general practice organisations and practitioners can help stop our men dying or “diseasing” too early

What is it with men’s health? Ten years ago, men’s health nights in pubs were all the go. Now we don’t even have those. There’s the occasional event or TV item, but always a one-off. Women’s health researchers, practitioners and advocates get lots of resources and publicity, and good on ’em. But men are still dying too early from stuff that can be prevented. (Anonymous man, Daylesford, Victoria, 2006)

  • Gregory O Malcher

  • The Australian General Practitioners' Network for Men's Health, Daylesford, VIC.

Correspondence: malcher@netconnect.com.au

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