Online Program

Mens health: Medical myths and media mendacity

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Ian Banks, European Mens Health Forum, Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
Mens health is shrouded in myth and misconception. Inequalities in health are often ‘blamed' on possession of the Y chromosome yet huge variations in life expectancy exist between men within towns, countries and continents. Social determinants in health are closely link to these variations. This is all compounded by poor/incorrect/absent information for men not least in the popular media. There is now solid evidence base that mens health issues can be successfully addressed and this presentation will highlight this work particularly in Europe.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Explain health inequalities Identify successful templates for action Discuss misconceptions in mens health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I dedicate my time to promoting the health and wellbeing of men throughout Europe and in collaboration with other countries. I have published articles and a book on the topic of men’s health as well as made presentations on this topic.
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.