Movember, the global men's health charity, has funded a new report on masculinity and men's health. The report aims to provide an overview of the current state of men’s health globally and to "illustrate the direct connections between health-risk behaviours and hegemonic masculine norms".Read more
The health sector should acknowledge the needs of separated dads, writes CEO of Parents Beyond Breakup, Pete Nicholls.
Fatherhood is one of the key life experiences that shapes men’s health. In general, being a dad is good for our health, but being a “dad in distress” can put men’s health at risk. Knowing this, I was disappointed to learn that the new National Men’s Health Strategy places so little focus on the importance of fatherhood.Read more
In the past decade there has been a growing awareness that gender is a key determinant of health. What this means is that “being a man” or “being a woman”, can shape our health in different ways. Yet the Government's draft strategies for men's health and women's health suggest that gender is a women's health issue, but not a men's health issue.Read more
NB: This article was first published in October 2018 and refers to the draft Men's Health Strategy. It has not been updated to reflect the final version of the National Men's Strategy launched on 11 April 2019.
The Government’s Draft Men’s Health Strategy (2020-2030) has been released at a time of increased international focus on men’s health. It comes just weeks after the publication of a men’s health strategy for the WHO EU region, which covers 53 countries. When we consider there are only four countries in the world with a national men’s health policy, this is a significant step forward.Read more
The Government has published its Draft National Men's Health Strategy and you have until Monday 5th November 2018 to make sure you have your say. If you want to help create a healthier future for men and boys in Australia, then make your voice heard by making time to repsond to the Government consultation on its draft strategy.Read more
A new report on public beliefs about gender has concluded that discussions about gender equality in Australia need to be more open and inclusive. The “Girls to Men” report, from the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation at the University of Canberra, found that 71% of men and 54% of women hold a Moderate worldview that is egalitarian and supportive of gender equality.Read more
The gender gap that boys experience in reading and writing is more than twice the size of the gap experienced by girls in mathematics, according to new research from Griffith University.
The findings suggest we need to improve the way schools educate boys and do more to encourage a love of reading, writing and verbal expression in boys, according to the lead researcher.Read more
Conversations about improving men’s health often focus on how to get men to talk and how to encourage men to get help. A new report from the UK turns this conversation on its head by offering best practice advice to nurses on ways to talk with men about health issues, as well as providing guidance to nurses on how to deliver effective health services to men.Read more
International Men’s Day (IMD) is celebrated on 19th November every year and is marked in around 80 countries worldwide.
To help more people get involved and mark the day, the Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF) has launched a new International Men’s Day website under the theme “Talking About Men”.Read more
Australia is one of the World’s healthiest societies, yet our men and boys die younger; experience more disease and have less access to support services than women and girls. So why do men of all backgrounds have less chance of living healthy lives?Read more