“Has men’s health become invisible?”

“Men are experts at hiding pain and weakness, explained Courtenay. This is a reminder that a man is “not likely to tell you when he’s in pain or needs help.” And, as Courtenay pointed out, since health professionals are not immune to stereotypes, it’s “also a reminder of our own tendency to overlook men’s vulnerability.” (Mental health clinicians, for example, are less likely to correctly diagnose depression in men than women.) He added that it is important to help men assume the worst for themselves in order to help them to know when to seek help. “Research shows,” said Courtenay, “that to practice good health habits and modify unhealthy ones, a man must perceive his risks as real and see himself as vulnerable.””

“Has men’s health become invisible?”


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