The American MedicalNews published a report titled ‘Many men exhibit healthcare avoidance.’ Their point is that most men interact infrequently with the health system perhaps due to a learned indifference to symptoms that helps them in athletics but not in recognition of required health services. The premise is based on the fact that women live longer and frequently present with earlier disease staging.
As a health promotionprofessional, how would you address this theory? Do you agree with this theory? Personal ideas are presented.
Yes I do! This is a result of many factors. Men are by their genes and hormones bigger risk takers than women – at least in some areas – and this influences this situation. On top of that we have social pressures both from their peers (other men) AND from many women as well: “Big boys do not cry or complain”, “do not be a sissy or …
This solution gives reasons why many men exhibit health care avoidance.