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Ep. 21: Changing the face of men’s health - “the mission behind the moustache”

Men across the globe are dying too young. In the US, three out of four suicides are men, and one in eight (around 10.8 million) will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and testicular cancer, the most common cancers in young men. Our fathers, partners, brothers, and friends are facing a health crisis that isn’t being talked about, and it’s time to speak up.

Since 2003, Movember has empowered over five million people to “challenge the status quo, shake up men’s health research, and transform the way health services reach and support men” for this global men’s movement. Through moustaches grown, connections created, and conversations generated, this charity has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects in over 20 countries.

In episode 21 of The Latest Dose, Mark Hedstrom, the US executive director of Movember, joins us to talk about how they are tackling the three biggest health issues facing men: mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. By giving men the facts and changing behavior for the better, creating services (like True North) that work for men, investing in country and culture-specific health projects, and uniting the brightest minds while listening to the community, Movember is changing the face of men’s health on a daily basis.

By 2030, the Movember aims to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%. You can help them reach this goal by growing a moustache, move for Movember, host a “Mo-ment,” or “Mo your own way” this November.

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