Monday, July 20, 2009

Dept of Health have forgotten men's health

The Men's Health Forum, who run the malehealth site, have today hit out at the Marmot Review, the Department of Health's strategic review of health inequalities, because it fails to mention men's health at all.

MHF CEO Peter Baker says: 'Our main concern is that gender health inequalities are barely mentioned in the papers published recently as part of the consultation process. Where gender is mentioned, it appears solely as an issue for women. Men's health appears to be consistently overlooked.'

The Forum is calling on its supporters to back their campaign to get gender back on the agenda. Let us know what you think.

1 comment:

mens prostate health said...

I agree. There always seems to be so many things benefiting breast cancer (pink ribbon products, walks, race for the cures, etc....), which are all geared towards women. Male-specific issues (usually dealing with problems "down there") should also get more publicity, which would in turn lead to more awareness.