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January 11, 2009

There are over 250 commissions concerned with the health of women and girls in the United States. Don't you think there should be at least one for men and boys? There isn't.

The American Journal of Public Health (5/03) has declared that men are in a “silent health crisis.” Almost every chronic illness affects men more often than women. Men account for 80-95% of homeless adults, job deaths and suicide deaths, are more likely than women to have mental disabilities but less likely to be treated for them, and die younger and have higher mortality rates for 13 of the 15 leading causes of death.

Boys make the majority of special education students and are more likely than girls to skip a grade, be expelled or drop out of school.

The California Dept. of Health Services recommended a men’s health office, but it never formed. Meanwhile there are numerous federal offices of women’s health and similar offices at every level of government, but virtually no offices of men’s health. Breast cancer is known as a “horde” of cancer funds. The National Cancer Institute spent about four times more on breast cancer research than prostate cancer research for decades.  All other sources, including the Dept. of Defense, fund breast cancer at far higher and disproportionate rates compared to prostate cancer.

The claim that women were excluded from medical testing is not only antiquated (from the 60s) but is also a one-sided story that has been refuted by experts like Dr. Sally Satel. Historically, women participated in 95% of NIH clinical trials going back to the early 1970s, and men were underrepresented in research on cancer, reproductive health and sex hormones. Today men represent about 37% of participants in NIH-funded research, and gender-specific budgets favor women by more than a 2:1 margin, according to this report by Men’s Health America.

For more, see, Young, C., Satel, S., M.D., “The Myth of Gender Bias in Medicine”; Satel, S.: PC, M.D.:, “How Political Correctness is Corrupting Medicine.”

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23 Responses to Health

  1. C.V. Compton Shaw on May 11, 2021 at 8:16 PM

    The following is the URL of an online article, by Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite, dated May 11, 2021, which appears in the online edition of the Harvard Gazette, entitled: “Study Aims to Quell Fear Over Falling Sperm Count.”:

    This article is misandrist propaganda disguised as scientific research. It ignores the scientific method and instead relies on misandrist, politically correct, and cultural Marxist dogma to insist that falling sperm counts are not significant and are of little importance and that the concern over the same is based upon political extremism by men’s rights activists and other groups who, according to their norms, are unacceptable politically. This infusion of radical political dogma with scientific research by the Harvard Researchers along with the absence of logic, reason, factual relationships, and the scientific method in the paper prove that the Harvard paper is nothing more than Misandrist, “politically correct, “Cultural Marxist” propaganda.
    In response to the Harvard article, the following is the URL of an article, which refutes the Harvard article, in the men’s rights online site, “The American Gentleman”, entitled: “Masculinity in Decline”:

  2. JJ on October 26, 2020 at 6:41 AM

    Prostate cancer screening and early detection does NOT saves men’s lives. Let’s do the math. Per the USPSTF (a US government health agency): “A small benefit and known harms from prostate cancer screening” and “Only one man in 1,000 could possibly have a life saving benefit from screening”. However about 1.3 to 3.5 deaths per 1,000 from prostate blind biopsies. Also 5 men in 1000 died and 20.4% had one or more complications within 30 days of a prostatectomy. This does not include deaths and injuries from other procedures, medical mistakes, increased suicide rate, ADT therapy complications, heart attracts, etc, caused by screening and treatments. Detection and overtreatment for prostate cancer has killed or destroyed millions of men’s lives worldwide from understated and multiple undisclosed side effects. The doctor that invented the PSA test, Dr. Richard Ablin now calls it: “The Great Prostate Mistake”, “Hoax” and “A Profit Driven Public Health Disaster”.

    My story:

    Recommended books:
    The Great Prostate Hoax by Richard Ablin MD (the inventor of the PSA test)
    The Big Scare, The Business of Prostate Cancer by Anthony Horan MD.

  3. Jim on October 25, 2020 at 7:35 AM

    According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), per one study 80% of men with ED never seek treatment because of embarrassment. My neighbor is a shy and fit 23 year old man, he went in to a teaching hospital for an outpatient minor knee surgery. When he woke up his underwear had been needlessly removed and part of his big toenail had been torn off resulting in pain and discomfort. After several inquiries no explanation was given him. I advised him to obtain a copy of the surgical report, in the future avoid teaching hospitals and next time write any requests and instructions on the consent form. If you are having an examination, procedure, test or surgery, you may want to insist on no contact with interns, trainees, students, observers, etc, because of germs and infections, mistakes, accidents, distractions, privacy and confidentiality issues. When a patient is unconscious it is assumed they are giving “implied consent” to almost anything a caregiver wants to do to them. In 90% of states, doctors, nurses and medical students are legally allowed to give unnecessary urinary catheters, pelvic, breast, rectal, testicular, prostate exams and other unnecessary procedures on patients who are under anesthesia without being given “explicit consent” to do so. Often multiple times by many students or interns for training purposes or any other reason. Also, multiple observers is sometimes common. You may want to avoid a teaching hospital for multiple reasons. However, caregivers at almost any hospital could do almost anything to any patient when they are unconscious for training purposes or any reason because of “implied consent”. This is a common practice to train new nurses, doctors and interns. In a non-medical setting this would be considered assault or sexual assault. When an upset patient learn about this after her hysterectomy surgery from the post operative report in a teaching hospital, she was told: “It does not matter because you were unconscious and How do you think new nurses and interns learn anything?” The drugs Versed and Fentanyl are often prescribed to give a patient temporary amnesia so they will not remember what was done to them. Many women prefer or will only see female doctors. Almost all gynecologists will only employ female staff. Over half of men prefer a male doctor. Per some respected doctors: Many men still avoid medical care because of embarrassment and honest answers will often not be given if asked by a female. Per some studies, a significant percentage of men will feel uncomfortable or will completely avoid medical care if a female doctor, nurse or staff member provided it for male issues. Some men would prefer illness, no treatment and sometimes even death over embarrassment. Per one survey over 10% of men at some time have been abused or had inappropriate comments by doctors and nurses. Some men are more likely to seek or accept medical care for personal health issues if the staff (point of contact) is male [26]. Per one study new male patients seeing female doctors are 60% likely not to return.

  4. Yanira Inglish on June 6, 2018 at 7:49 AM

    A fascinating discussion is worth comment. I believe that you should publish more about this subject, it may not be a taboo matter but usually people do not speak about such topics. To the next! Kind regards!!

  5. Merrill Hitt on June 5, 2018 at 6:06 PM

    Valuable information. Lucky me I found your site by accident, and I’m shocked why this accident didn’t happened earlier! I bookmarked it.

  6. John on August 12, 2017 at 8:26 AM

    Article is dated 2009.

    Jump ahead now 8 years & men are still in crisis.

    One big reason is because of the way our medical community treats their male patients. In our current healthcare system, men have no privacy and their dignity is not respected especially where intimate care, exams, testing, or procedures come into play.

    Case in point. A woman today can go to any imaging center, clinic, or hospital for her mammogram and she will have the x-ray done by a woman. That’s because the medical community believes her privacy and dignity should always be respected.

    Our healthcare industry is under the sad assumption that men have no modesty therefore their privacy need not be protected nor their dignity respected.

    A man needs a scrotal ultrasound. If he’s willing to go through with the test, he’s going to be embarrassed and humiliated due to the fact he’s not offered a male to do the test if he so chooses. A young female and more than likely a female chaperone will accompany her to do his testing.

    Where’s his privacy? Why isn’t his dignity being respected?

    It’s happening every day in or healthcare system. Especially where urology is concerned.

    It is for this lack of privacy and dignity protection that more and more men are walking away from needed healthcare. They’ve done it once already & know what’s coming so they’d rather walk away then be totally embarrassed and humiliated again.

    Hence, our healthcare system is trading men’s lives for dollars and getting away with it.

    If women can have their privacy and dignity protected and respected, men have the same right also. The scales which in healthcare are so far tipped in women’s favor, need to be brought back to the center and made equal again.


  7. Doug on September 11, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Oops. That email bounced. Sent feedback to

  8. Doug on September 11, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    I just sent the following email to the commission of the NFL, Mr. Goodell, I ask that you send him one, too.

    Dear Mr. Goodell,

    As a fan of the NFL and a member of the National Coalition for Men (, I have to say that I am completely put off by your pink campaign, that support breast cancer research. While I can understand showing love for women's causes, what I cannot understand is putting men's causes to the sideline. I ask that you switch your campaign from breast cancer to testicular cancer or prostate cancer.

    Sir, take a look at the National Coalition for Men website and you will learn that The American Journal of Public Health (5/03) has declared that men are in a “silent health crisis.” Almost every chronic illness affects men more often than women.Men account for 80-95% of homeless adults, job deaths and suicide deaths, are more likely than women to have mental disabilities but less likely to be treated for them, and die younger and have higher mortality rates for 13 of the 15 leading causes of death.

    We are men, and the time to stand up for each other is right now. We defend and protect our right to watch football every Sunday. And, we should defend and protect our right to have just as much positive media attention on our gender's issues as women. Ironically, your organization, in fact, does the exact opposite of what our cause is all about. Just look at all the beer commercial that support your syndication, that make men look stupid and sexist. And, on top of that, a pink campaign?

    Let's stop buying into these stereotypes of ourselves and let's start being brothers, and looking out for each other. Let's start a blue campaign — in the spirit of brotherly love.

    Yours truly,

    Douglas Vann

    P.S. Don't forget to visit to join us in our battle for awareness.

  9. Vince on August 8, 2010 at 8:30 AM


    Hate to break it to you, but your ad hominems render your post moot.

    Did you REALLY think you could change my views by your post? Seriously, just what are you trying to accomplish here?

  10. Vince on May 17, 2010 at 11:30 PM

    "I believe that women are more willing to go to the doctor" is still a blanket statement. You don't have to insert the "it is a fact that"; statements need not be facts.

    The sooner we get rid of statements like "Women do this," "Men do this," etc., the sooner we will achieve equality of the sexes.

  11. sally s on May 16, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    sorry- meant allowed not aloud. Can't seem to edit posts on this comment section.

  12. sally s on May 16, 2010 at 10:10 AM

    Um, I said "I believe that women are more willing to go to the doctor". A blanket statement would be if I said "it is a fact that etc". I'm aloud to believe something, right? Of course I can't interview every single woman in the world about her views on going to the doctor. But at least the women in my life seem to be more willing to go to the doctor. I'm soooo sorry that that is such a crazy blanket statement to make. Jeeesh. Touchy much?

  13. Vince on May 15, 2010 at 9:12 AM

    "I agree that there should be equal amounts of money spent on men’s and women’s health, BUT I do believe that women are more willing to go to the doctor than men."

    I certainly hoped you checked with the planet's 3 billion women before making that blanket statement.

  14. sally s on May 3, 2010 at 5:26 AM

    I agree that there should be equal amounts of money spent on men's and women's health, BUT I do believe that women are more willing to go to the doctor than men. As a woman I faithfully go to the gyno every year for an exam, my husband has not been to the doctor once in 9 years because he doesn't see the point. My father(who is a doctor) found out he had high blood pressure at the dentists. I had a friend who had skin cancer but refused to get it checked out until his wife forced him to. Go to the doctor boys!

    • Marc A. on March 10, 2012 at 7:32 PM

      That may be true, but it's also true that men work far more hours at employed positions and work far more overtime than women do, which makes it much harder for men to even see a doctor. Women on average have more flexible hours allowing them to see a doctor. It's still not easy for them, but on average it's easier for them than it is for men. And blaming men does little to solve the problem. When women weren't checking themselves for breast cancer, rather than blaming women we made massive media campaigns, etc. to educate them. But for men, we just blame them. That's always how it works. Man-bad / woman-good.

  15. Michael Rogers (Roar) on March 20, 2010 at 10:54 AM

    We need to take responsibility for ourselves in that no one else will or has the responsibility to!
    Women so far outlive us and how much is due to their awareness and attention to their bodies?
    It I guess it IS a residual genetic trait, when we were chasing down our food, we couldn’t stop when we got an ‘owie,’ we had to wrestle that potential dinner down and drag it back to the nest. The female didn’t have these risks when grubbing for roots and berries or suckleing her child so would attend to the infected thorn or cut.
    That’s all in the past now so be aware and take care!

  16. Alan on February 8, 2010 at 4:07 AM

    lol Fight the power!!

  17. Dean on February 8, 2010 at 4:07 AM

    About time someone came out and said it, men are getting scared to be seen as non PC. Its crazy

  18. Texas Tomcat on December 13, 2009 at 6:51 AM

    Men need to take charge while they have time in their life. Grab the book called the holy bible to live by what God wants you to go by. Let people see it. You will be amazed about the power of his word. Let the Holy Spirit shine from within. It will accomplish more good than evil. Remember females have done enough damage to society. Lets take the household and power back that used to belonged to use years ago.

    In Jesus name AMEN

  19. Doug Munroe on April 1, 2009 at 12:13 AM

    The same is true in Canada with regard to prostate cancer. While women can get a mamogram at no cost under Medicare, Men are charges for a simple PSA Test. Although it is not 100% accurate in detecting cancer; it is a good indicator for a followup procedure.

    The disposable sex is right – we are not vocal enough.

  20. Vince on February 12, 2009 at 10:27 PM

    There are actually more women who die of breast cancer than there are men who die of prostate cancer, but at the same time, there are more men who get prostate cancer than there are women who get breast cancer, so the statistics even out.  What has not evened out, however, is the funding gap between the cancers.  The federal government spends twice as much money on breast cancer research as they do on prostate cancer research (I forget where I found all these stats), and in my home state of Pennsylvania, there is a Breast Cancer Coalition (as indicated by the license plates with the pink ribbons) but no such coalition for prostate cancer.  All this in addition to the pink ribbon coffee mugs, tissue boxes, soup cans… you name it, some company has probably slapped a pink ribbon on it.  It's disheartening, really, and that's an understatement.

    As long as funding for prostate cancer research lags behind that for breast cancer research, there will continue to be seven light blue ribbons on my car in support of prostate cancer awareness.

    • Sebastian on December 24, 2011 at 2:09 AM

      The reason why there is a coalition for Breast Cancer is because someone went out and did it. If you guys would actually just go out and create a charity, then the problem would be solved. But men are not comfortable admitting to having such a cancer, because it is geared towards their reproductive organs, and it is considered a "lack of manhood" in the eyes of most men. At least, that is what a lot of men believe, whether they speak it out loud or whether that is what they feel inside. This drives them to keep quiet.

      Breast Cancer receives more recognition because it is a part of a woman that helps nurture a child. It can kill, it can damage a woman's body permanently, etc.

      Where prostate cancer does the same, men are not comfortable (for the most part) coming out and admitting their flaw because it is a "manhood" deficiency in their eyes.

      • EEM on March 9, 2012 at 9:48 PM

        Hogwash. Sebastian you're making an invalidating statement towards men by implicating the problem is that men are not proactive enough. "Go out and create a charity." You've got to be kidding me. Its not a lack of effort on men's part; its a lack of caring & empathy on society's part towards men. The real problem is, women are portrayed as weak, helpless victims with more intrinsic value than men, who are disposable and expendable. I do agree men are not so good at admitting a 'weakness' (any kind of illness, not just a gender-related illness as you incorrectly stated). However, that means society should make even more of a push to help men on health issues. When women were rape victims and there was little awareness, would you have told women back in the 60s & 70s to "Go start a rape charity"? Good grief. Its hard enough to fight for men's rights & equality without Manginas like this guy. Sorry that's harsh but its true.

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