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23 January 2024 - Men's health - Oral evidence

Committee Health and Social Care Committee
Inquiry Men's health

Tuesday 23 January 2024

Start times: 9:30am (private) 10:00am (public)

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MPs to examine why men’s life expectancy is falling faster than women’s

Factors behind life expectancy for men which has fallen at a faster rate than women’s since the pandemic is the focus of the second session of the men’s health inquiry. MPs will consider to what extent poorer health outcomes in men are the result of lifestyle factors, including drinking and smoking.

Meeting details

At 9:30am: Private discussion
Inquiry Men's health
At 10:00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Men's health
Director of Support and Influencing at Prostate Cancer UK
Global Lead, Policy and Advocacy at Movember
Chief Executive at Men's Health Forum

The session will look at risk factors behind health conditions that disproportionately affect men such as cardiovascular disease, and conditions that are particular to men including prostate cancer. Awareness of risk factors for prostate cancer and whether the current approach to screening needs updating are among issues likely to be covered.

Barriers to men accessing health or screening services and whether action is needed to encourage the take-up by men at an early stage are among questions expected to be raised.

The inquiry is examining men’s mental health, wellbeing, and inequalities. High rates of suicide among men were the focus of the first session of the inquiry. What can be done to address underlying issues to improve prospects for men and all aspects of their health is the broad focus of the inquiry.


Room 6, Palace of Westminster

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