Increasing Drug Deaths for Men
Something that has become apparent to me during the last year is the sea change in the British Media around the reporting of men’s issues. I am not making any claim that their media has lost all sexist bias, but certainly there has been a significant change in the nature of their reporting.
When I saw this graphic, naturally it made me think, what is the situation in New Zealand?
The pattern of male deaths had been trending down, but as can be seen in the graph there is a sudden change and upward spike during 2012 -2013.
I not familiar with the drug scene, but it raises some questions.
1. Obviously, why the sudden trend upwards?
2. What is the age demographic?
3. Why is this only impacting males?
4. What is the situation in New Zealand?
It is common in New Zealand to see research regarding females pulled out on a regular basis but research that relates to situations where males are significantly disadvantaged is hard to find.
If you are familiar with the New Zealand situation we would welcome any comment and relevant links.