Year: 1993 Source: Canadian Pharmaceutical Journal, v.126, no.9, (November 1993), p.454-456, 458, 478-479 SIEC No: 19950492

Health problems in men are exacerbated by the male social stereotype of self-reliance.Men’s failure to take an interest in their own health leads to a lack of emphasis on male health issues, thus creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. Recently separated men show signs of physical & psychological harm; they have the highest rate of suicide of all groups. The Men’s Clinic at the Ottawa Civic Hospital aims to increase male use of preventive medicine. Cancer & male menopause are discussed in sidebars.