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Men's health and wellbeing / edited by Justin Healey (Book)

 
Title:Men's health and wellbeing / edited by Justin Healey
Publisher:Thirroul, N.S.W. : Spinney Press, 2008
Brief description:Men in Australia are more likely to have serious health problems than women. It is argued that many health problems could be prevented or diagnosed earlier if men had a regular health check-up. Issues for examination in this book include: life expectancy, lifecycle risks, men's cancers, male sexual health, mental health concerns, and more
Description:44 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Series:Issues in society (Balmain, N.S.W.) #274
Notes:Includes index
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Contents:Chapter1. The state of men's health in Australia -- Men's health -- Boys don't cry -- Men's health facts -- Oh man, you need help -- Hear your body talk, men urged -- A summary of Indigenous men's health
Chapter 2. Men's health conditions and risks -- Men's health check -- Physical activity - men -- Men's cancers -- The silent treatment -- Be a man - talk to your doctor about prostrate cancer -- Prostrate cancer fact sheet -- A user's guide: what every man needs to know -- A risky business being male -- Alcohol and men's health -- Gay male issues -- Young Australian men reluctant to talk to GPs about sexual health and contraception -- Depression in men -- Male suicide unacceptable -- Tool kit for men experiencing difficult times
Summary:"Men in Australia are more likely to have serious health problems than women. In Australia, on average, men die six years earlier than women. There are a number of reasons for the lower status of mens health, including some biological factors, a gender-specific lack of health awareness, an unwillingness to adopt healthier lifestyle choices, greater risk-taking than women, and mens notions of masculinity. The health profession argues that many cases of heart disease and type 2 diabetes could be prevented and cancer diagnosed earlier if men had a regular health check-up. Issues for examination in this book include: life expectancy, lifecycle risks, mens cancers, male sexual health, mental health concerns, and preventive health measures aimed at men."--Provided by publisher
ISBN:9781920801847 (pbk.) :
Subjects:Men - Health and hygiene - Australia
Men - Diseases - Australia
Men - Medical care - Australia
Men - Mental health - Australia
Other creators:Healey, Justin
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