The short letter below was published in The Hill on February 1, 2017.
Gordon E. Finley, Ph.D.
President Trump, please support menâs healthcare
The unfortunate news that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) has been diagnosed with prostate cancer highlights Americaâs gender gaps in healthcare provision and the need for funding changes (âMinnesota gov. diagnosed with prostate cancer,â 1/24/17).
While in the federal bureaucracy there are a multitude of offices of womenâs health, there are zero offices of menâs health. Further, even though the morbidity and mortality rates for the mostly gender-specific breast and prostate cancers are similar, funding for breast cancer research far outstrips that for prostate cancer.
Mr. President, to attenuate these gender disparities in healthcare, I urge you to immediately establish an Office for Menâs Health and sharply increase funding for prostate cancer research.
From Gordon E. Finley, Ph.D.,Â Miami