Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre

Western Sydney University: Promoting Men's Health In General Practice

GP Resource Kit 1 There is much more to improving male health than getting men to seek help more effectively. While they have a place, public health campaigns frequently ignore the role that services play when a man does present. This guide is useful for GPs in encouraging systems and environments that promote male health engagement.

There is a growing body of research that demonstrates the importance of developing environments within health services that demonstrate a readiness to welcome and engage with males.

Within different contexts, the things that services should do will differ but generally they are about showing men that the service has considered their needs and concerns in how the service is structured.

This guide is applicable particularly for general practitioners and outlines men's approaches to health and some of the reasons why they may not use services that are not 'friendly' to men.


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