MHF listed the key findings from the Report‚Äôs press release:
- Although men are living longer that ever before, the current decline in births means that there will be a huge reduction of men of working age across the EU-27 in the coming decades.
- Over 50% of premature deaths amongst men are avoidable.
- Men are less likely than women to engage in routine or preventative health checks.
- Even though there have been big reductions in cardiovascular morbidity and death amongst men, Cardio-Vascular disease is still one of the biggest risks to health and the principle cause of death in the older population.
- Among men, prostate cancer has become the most diagnosed cancer in Europe.
- Testicular cancer, despite effective treatment, still remains the first cause of cancer death among young males (20-35 years).
- Men’s depression and other mental health problems are under detected and under treated in all European countries. This is partly due to men being less likely to seek help.
‚ÄúThe European Men‚Äôs Health Forum is warning that unless a fundamental change is made in the whole approach taken to men‚Äôs health, the EU will suffer both socially and economically.‚ÄĚ
The Report shows twice as many men of working age (16-64) die as women with some 630,000 male and 300,000 female deaths across the EU27 countries in this age group.
The EMHF will be following up with more articles about the Report‚Äôs findings.
At least Europe figured out there may be good reasons to find out about the health of their men.
Don‚Äôt look to the White House or Congress for anything similar. Both are obsessed with catering to the women elected-power elite (WE-PE) and don‚Äôt care about the health of men in America.
If funds were appropriated for such a study in the United States, be assured the funds would be given to a women‚Äôs organization. The organization will profusely assure us of objective results then the results will be fabricated to prop up the crumbling politically correct ideology of male disenfranchisement.
Regardless, here‚Äôs a short solution list:
- Conduct outreach and education programs encouraging men to employ preventive measures like regular health checkups.
- Allocate funds to research men‚Äôs health issues.
- Fund public screening and health education programs similar to those funded for women.
You might suggest something like that to your local legislators. Who knows, maybe one of them will hear you.
You can read more about the EU Report here:
- The State of Men’s Health in Europe
- EMHF: EMHF warns of Europe’s black hole: the deaths of men of working age
- EU¬†Press Release (25/08/2011): High level of premature illness and death amongst men is preventable, concludes report