WHO report men’s health

Health and ageing among European men

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PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR

Ricardo Rodrigues

PROJECT TEAM AT THE EUROPEAN CENTRE

Stefania Ilinca, Kai Leichsenring

EXTERNAL PROJECT CO-ORDNIATOR

WHO Office for Europe

BACKGROUND

Gender norms and roles are a key determinant of health for both women and men, particularly when considering a life-cycle approach to health. The WHO office for Europe will publish a report that addresses the health status of men in the European region and how these are influenced by prevailing notions of masculinities, welfare regimes and life-cycle and cohort-specific aspects (e.g. labour market participation, health behaviours). The report will review the latest evidence of factors influencing the health status of men, taking into consideration both the country diversity of the European region and the intersectionality of health (i.e. the conjuction of gender with other factors such as social class or ethnicity). For this report, researchers at the European Centre have been commissioned to author the chapter on ageing, which includes retirement and ill health, living arrangements of older men, men as carers and loneliness and social isolation.

AIMS

To provide an overview of health status and determinants of men's health in the European region from a gender perspective, with a particular emphasis on ageing processes (chapter authored by researchers at the European Centre).

METHODS

Desk research and descriptive statistics based on international comparable datasets.

ACTIVITIES/MILESTONES

Chapter for WHO report on men’s health

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