Online Program

Males health and males health reporting in Germany: A description of the actual situation

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Doris Bardehle Sr., Prof., Coordinator of the Scientific Board of the Foundation of Men´s Health, Stiftung Männergesundheit (Foundation of Men´s Health) and School of Public Health, Charité Universitätsmedizin, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Introduction: After 30 years of female gender mainstreaming in Germany the health status of males is discussed as worse than the females health status nowadays. There is a difference of 5 years in life expectancy in disfavor of males, a high premature mortality and an increasing morbidity of psychic and behavioral disorders. Methods: The development of Menxs Health Activities in Germany in connection with Global Movements for Menxs Health and the European Union Activities are analyzed. The Foundationxs of Menxs Health activities are described, two of the most actual are the publication of the 1st and 2nd Menxs Health Reports. Results: Now a broad discussion about Menxs Health started in Germany, involving the Federal German Government with organizing the first Conference on Male Policy in 2012, the First Congress about Menxs Health in 2013 connected with activities in Male Health Promotion projects and broadening the networking process for Menxs Health in Germany. The First Menxs Health Report was published in 2010 and identified the most important health issues and inequalities for Men. The Second Menxs Health Report, which will be published in April 2013, assess the problems in psychic and behavioral disorders with special focus on Depression, Stress, Burnout and Suicide of Males. The information about the activities of the Foundation of Menxs Health are published on the website: and Recommendations: The cooperation with the Austrian Menxs Health Movement encourages our Foundation to broaden international networking for supporting Menxs Health.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Diversity and culture
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe the development of Men s health movement in Germany Demonstrate the content and the target groups for the Men s Health Reports Compare the international development of Men s health with the German one s Discuss the concept deveopment for Men s health in the International context

Keyword(s): Male Health, International Public Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been working in health administration offices and in health statistics in the State of Berlin and in the State of North Rhine-Westfalia in Germany more than 30 years. Female and male health analysis and publication in health reports have been main scientific and practical work. I trained Public health students in Health Reporting and Health Statistics, I am an author of the German Males Health reports, which are published in 2010 and 2013.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.