Studies show that men are much more likely to resist going to the doctor for preventative care than women. The Cleveland Clinic conducted a study in 2019 showing that over 50% of males did not get regular checkups and 72% would rather do household chores instead. Of those who did go and see their doctor, 20% admitted that they hadn’t been 100% honest while they were there because of embarrassment, denial, etc. These findings are due in large part to the persistent stigma that men should be tough and resist needing help. Going to the doctor is viewed as a weakness.
In order to combat this stigma, Movember has become a leading charity dedicated to raising awareness and funds for men’s health. Movember hosts an annual event inviting men all around the world to grow a mustache to raise awareness of men’s health issues like prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide.
It’s time to break the cycle of men avoiding important and oftentimes lifesaving medical care. Please call us today! At SPC, we treat you like family. We want you to feel comfortable coming to us with any of your medical needs.
For more information on Movember, visit their website: www.movember.com