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Men’s perceived health needs

Richard Fletcher, Nick Higginbotham, Annette Dobson

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 12(12) 330 - 332 Published: 2001

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Richard Fletcher

Nick Higginbotham

Annette Dobson

Abstract

Different influences have guided the evolution of ‘men’s health’ and ‘women’s health’ as political issues. Social discourse about women’s health has been grounded in women’s public dissatisfaction with existing health care services. In contrast, claims for attention to men’s health are made on the basis of epidemiological evidence of inequality, particularly in mortality rates.