Men’s health: COVID-19 pandemic highlights need for overdue
The COVID-19 pandemic is shining a cruel light on the state of men’s health globally. In 38 out of 43 countries for which provisional data were available, as of June 10, 2020, more men than women have died from COVID-19 despite a similar number of confirmed cases in each sex. In several countries, including the Netherlands, Dominican Republic, and Spain, about twice as many men as women have died from COVID-19. International Men’s Health Week on June 15–21 is an opportune time to focus attention on this issue and the need for a new and systematic approach to improve the health of men generally.
Peter Baker, Alan White and Rosemary Morgan (2020) Men’s health: COVID-19 pandemic highlights need for overdue policy action, The Lancet, Vol 395.