- Men seek help and use health services less frequently than women do.- Men’s help-seeking practices and health service use are complex issues involving biological, psychological and sociological considerations.- Most discussion on men’s help-seeking positions them as reluctant consumers or “behaving badly” with respect to their health.- Few studies have explored whether health service providers are equipped to deal with men’s health issues appropriately.- The current health system appears not to be tailored to meet the health needs of men.- Better collaboration is required across disciplines, to further investigate men’s health using both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Medical Journal of Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
Smith, J. A., Braunack-Mayer, A., & Wittert, G. (2006). What do we know about men’s help-seeking and health service use? Medical Journal of Australia, 184(2), 81-83. https://doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00124.x