We’re creating positive change for men’s health by raising awareness and educating men year-round, and through our take-over of the month formerly known as November. It tackles some of the biggest health issues faced by men – prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.
The state of men’s health is in a crisis. Simply put, men are dying too young.
Gender is one of the strongest and most consistent predictors of health and life expectancy. For men, this is not good news. On average, across the world, men die 6 years earlier than women.
Moreover, poor mental health affects men more than women: three quarters of suicides are by men. The World Health Organization estimates that 510,000 men die from suicide globally each year. That’s one every minute.
The impact of prostate and testicular cancer on lives is substantial, with prostate cancer being the second most common cancer in men worldwide.