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Highlighting Access This Men’s Health Month

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Most people will readily accept that sex and gender differences affect healthcare needs. But it’s also important to note how these impact healthcare behavior. A Kaiser survey found that men were more likely than women to have not seen a healthcare professional within the past two years, and men were less likely to access routine preventive screening. Other studies have found similar trends.

This June for Men’s Health Month, hospitals and health advocates are raising awareness on Twitter using the hashtags #MensHealthWeek and #MensHealthMonth. Do you have a reluctant male patient or a patient with a reluctant male in their life? Consider sharing some of these resources with them.

Mental health is also squarely in the spotlight this month, as high-profile men begin to disclose their struggles with depression and anxiety.

Advocates are highlighting health disparities impacting men and boys of color…

…and LGBTQ males (June is also Pride Month)…

…as well as some unique attempts at health solutions.

Health organizations are raising awareness of diseases that commonly afflict male patients…

…as well as diseases that are unique to men.

Be sure to talk to your patients and remind them to get screened.

Do you have other tips and resources for colleagues or patients? Let us know in the comments below.

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