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[Comment] Understanding masculinities to improve men's health

20 Jul 2019

While women and girls experience more disability in every region of the world, men and boys bear a greater share of the global mortality burden. The 2016 Global Burden of Disease data show age-standardised death rates per 100 000 population of 1002 for men and 690 for women.1 Many of the drivers of men's ill-health are linked to perceptions and attitudes about manhood and the overall structural organisation of men's lives and relationships.2 Furthermore, this public health challenge is intensified by insufficient attention to the intersections between masculine norms and men's health within public health systems.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet