men's health crisis

Is There Really A Men’s Health Crisis?

Dear Healthy Men: Why do you keep writing about men’s health, when everyone knows that the health issues women face are far bigger? All you’re doing is taking money away from women’s health to give it to men.

A: There’s no question that much can—and should—be done to improve women’s health. However, there’s also no question that despite what “every knows,” focusing exclusively on women’s health, as we’ve done for quite some time, ignores a far larger problem: the very real crisis in men’s health. The facts are simple, yet stark:

• On average, men in the U.S. live shorter (by five years), sicker lives than women, dying at younger ages and in greater numbers from nine of the top 10 causes of death.

• Men account for 67% of opiate overdose deaths, over 75% of suicides, and 90% of workplace injuries and fatalities.

• Men are much more likely than women to be unemployed and less likely to have insurance.

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Armin Brott

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Armin Brott is the proud father of three, a former U.S. Marine, a best-selling author, radio host, speaker, and one of the country’s leading experts on fatherhood. He writes frequently about fatherhood, families, and men's health. Read more about Armin or visit his website, You can also connect via social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,  and Linkedin.

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