From the Margins to the Mainstream: Advocating the Inclusion of Men’s Health in Policy. A scoping study. Global Action on Men’s Health, London (UK); 2020.
Sex (biology) and gender (behavioural norms) affect everyone’s health and the health needs of men and women cannot be fully met unless both factors are taken into account by policymakers and practitioners. Historically, this has generally not been the case. For men, the consequences of this oversight are clear. Men currently die four years earlier than women, on average at the global level. They are at much greater risk of dying prematurely from any of the four major noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Men are the main users of tobacco and alcohol, being about six times more likely to smoke and consuming over three times as much alcohol. Read More