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International Men’s Health Week 11th – 17th of June

Filed under: General — Julie @ 2:56 pm Thu 14th June 2007

Did you know about this??? It doesn’t seem to be much of a big deal. And men only get a week while women are getting a month just for breast cancer.

So what is happening in New Zealand for this extremely important event considering the statistics that men are in dire strait needs for health? Don’t ask on the streets because you are bound to get an earful from wives complaining about how their men are pushed off health lists continually. They don’t like the way their men who have supported their family financially for much of their lifetime are having to be put completely off waiting lists because the health services don’t care for them as they do for women. The health system would not dare allow a woman’s breast screening for cancer to go over a small time of weeks but our males in society can go for months before they get assistance. What’s that all about?

I have asked Specialist Doctors and read what Nutritionists say and GPs. They all seem to think that men don’t come in for illnesses soon enough. That they are prepared to tough it out. So they blame men for being ignorant. Excuse me, but if that is the case then any normal doctor would be putting men as crucial on lists. Why isn’t this happening?

But men in NZ are treated less than women. Their rights are of no value. And why? Because feminist believe that men ruled for 1000’s of years. Show me one guy on this planet who has ruled the world for thousands of years. Get over it feminists. This is selective crap. The people alive today, both male and female have every right to decent health care in this country.
Now, if you have a few spare minutes of your time to care about yourself or your man … but if not you or him then the elderly men that fought against the Japanese to take over your country or those that have busted their arses to build this great nation, please e-mail these people. And just copy what I write if you are busy.

Could you please put some time aside on your program for this very important “International Men’s Week” We do think males are important and we do think that it is relevant.

[email protected] or call us on 09 916 7281


You most likely could do better so do so.

Or ..
Can you write an article on this important International week being Men’s Health week. We do consider men important in this country.

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Once again you could do better if you wish.

But we must be grateful for what mensline and stuff have written

Also kiwifamiles

And age concern but that was last year. And of course one cannot every go past the work that this group does. Nor this man.


  1. The Mens health weak comes from Age Concern. Considering the little battle I have just had with my GP to get a PSA I wonder if it will do much good.

    Comment by Alastair — Thu 14th June 2007 @ 4:37 pm

  2. hy is Labour ignoring International Men’s Health Week?

    Press Release by United Future at 9:51 am, 15 Jun 2007

    The Government’s silence during International Men’s Health Week (June
    11-17) has been deafening, according to United Future’s deputy leader Judy Turner.

    International Men’s Health Week aims to raise public awareness of specific health problems affecting men and boys as well as educate them about the importance of their health and wellbeing.

    “I have been waiting all week to see some kind of recognition of International Men’s Health Week from Labour, but they have not even acknowledged its existence,” says Mrs Turner.

    “With male suicide rates at around 300% of females, and the rate for Maori men even higher, we have tragic confirmation that men’s health needs more recognition, but this is being completely ignored.

    “Prostate cancer kills around the same numbers of men as breast cancer does women, yet there isn’t the funding, education or screening programmes.
    It is simply ignored.

    “Men die years 5 ½ years before women and are healthy for a shorter time.
    They account for nearly all workplace deaths. Men under 75 years are almost three times more likely to die from coronary heart disease, stroke and vascular disease than women in the same age group.

    “I would have thought these figures would prompt the Government to take seriously the fact that men are getting shorter and less healthy lives to live.”

    The Australian government last year marked International Men’s Health Week by announcing that $7.5 million would be spent on prostate cancer research, and that $34.1 million had been allocated to research projects that focussed on men’s health in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal diseases, diabetes, mental health, and neurological and neuromuscular disorders.

    “If the Labour Government put as much time and money into closing the health and life expectancy gap as they do the income gap, a huge number of families would still have fathers, husbands, brothers and sons that are no longer with them,” says Mrs Turner.

    Comment by UF — Fri 15th June 2007 @ 5:02 pm

  3. Hi UF,
    Thank-you for your comment. In West Auckland we have GPs who care about prostrate cancer and men’s health with a passion. (didn’t know that until recently)

    We IMO need to get the lobbying behind you. And we have alot of others who care on different issues too. Keep going. We will catch up. lol

    Remember 5% of people do actions
    15% of people just watch
    and 80% will follow

    West Auckland must have at least 1% of the people who action. lol

    Comment by julie — Fri 15th June 2007 @ 7:14 pm

  4. Judy Turner,
    carries on where previously ACT MP of recent times Muriel Newman left off.
    Meanwhile no other MP in nz that I can think of appears to give a toss about men’s welfare like Judy.

    Judy, in case you ever get to read this –


    As an MP speaking out for men’ welfare you are a lone beacon of hope in a very dark night in nz’s political history.
    Long may you thus shine and illuminate the way for others with your compassion.
    Not least your party’s ‘leader’ Mr Dunne.

    Comment by Stephen — Fri 15th June 2007 @ 9:29 pm

  5. Wow!,
    I never even knew that International Men’s Health Week existed until I read about it here.
    Not a damned thing has been on TV or on the radio down here.
    However, if it was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you could be sure it would be plastered all over the radio, TV and print media.
    It just goes to prove the Government idea that men don’t matter, unless they are paying child tax

    Comment by Mike — Sun 17th June 2007 @ 9:17 am

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