The state of men’s health is in crisis. Men experience worse longer-term health than women and die on average six years earlier. Prostate cancer rates will double in the next 15 years. Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50. Three quarters of suicides are men. Poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own life every year. That’s one every minute.
Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are facing this health crisis and it’s not being talked about.
We can’t afford to stay silent.
The Movember Foundation is uniquely placed to address the crisis at a global level. We’re funding ground-breaking programs all over the world, engaging with men where they are, to understand what works best, to help make change happen sooner.
Our goals are big, but the impact of doing nothing is bigger. We need to act.
By 2030, we’ll reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%.
What does this future look like? Half as many men dying from prostate and testicular cancer. Half as many men suffering serious side effects as a result of their treatment. A quarter fewer men dying from suicide.
"As a urologist I have 1st hand knowledge of the innermost issues that plague men's healthcare. It gives me great pleasure to be involved in supporting the movement that contributes to solving these issues while letting me come to work looking like the Coolest Cat out there," said Dr. Havkin, M.D.
Reference: Originally Published in Florida Today