In 2006, The New York Times published an article about the poor state of men’s health. Unfortunately, little has changed. These are highlights from “Health Disparities Persist for Men, and Doctors Ask Why”:
- Research based on a 2000 survey by the Commonwealth Fund found that almost a quarter of all men had not seen a doctor during the previous year and that one in three men had no regular doctor, compared with one in five women.
- New drugs for erectile dysfunction have helped bring men into doctors’ offices in recent years, experts say, but that is not enough.
”Men need to take as good care of their bodies as they do of their cars and trucks, and they don’t,” said Dr. Ken Goldberg, a urologist and the author of ”How Men Can Live as Long as Women,” among other books. ”We need men to come in” to the doctor’s office, he said, adding, ”A lot of men think they’re bulletproof and invincible.”