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Men's health


This inquiry on men’s health will explore a range of issues relating to male health outcomes. Life expectancy for men is consistently lower than for women and fell in 2020. This inquiry is an opportunity to consider the factors driving that difference.

The Men’s Health Forum, a registered charity with the aim of improving the health of men and boys in the UK, has highlighted some of the challenges relating to health outcomes amongst men:  

  • In the UK, one man in five dies before he reaches the age of 65. More than two in five men die before the age of 75
  • Three-quarters of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease are amongst men 
  • Men have a 37% higher risk of dying from cancer and a 67% higher chance of dying from cancers that affect both men and women 
  • Four in five suicides are by men – suicide is the biggest cause of death for men under 35 and there has been a sharp increase in the rate among men aged 35- 64.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 8 September 2023.

Upcoming events

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Past events

Tuesday 7 May 2024
9:30am Private
10:00am Public
Men's health - Oral evidence 7 May 2024
  • Maria Caulfield MP (Minister for Mental Health and Women's Health Strategy at Department of Health and Social Care)
  • Jason Yiannikkou (Director of System, Oversight and Integration at Department of Health and Social Care)
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Tuesday 5 March 2024
9:45am Private
10:00am Public
Men's health - Oral evidence 5 March 2024
  • Ceri Durham (Chief Executive Officer at Social Action for Health)
  • Dr Justin Varney (Director of Public Health at Birmingham City Council)
  • Dr Veena Raleigh (Senior Fellow at King's Fund)
  • Karla Capstick (Programme Director at Small Steps Big Changes)
  • Dr Jeremy Davies (Head of Impact and Communications at Fatherhood Institute)
  • Simon Yates (Director of Operations at Place2Be)
Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 23 January 2024
9:30am Private
10:00am Public
Men's health - Oral evidence 23 January 2024
  • Mark Brooks OBE, Policy Adviser: Men's Health, Inclusion and Domestic Abuse
  • Chiara De Biase (Director of Support and Influencing at Prostate Cancer UK)
  • Amy O'Connor (Global Lead, Policy and Advocacy at Movember)
  • Martin Tod (Chief Executive at Men's Health Forum)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 5 December 2023
9:30am Private
9:45am Public
Men's health - Oral evidence 5 December 2023
  • Joy Hibbins (Managing Director at Suicide Crisis)
  • Anthony Davis (Registered Therapist at British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • Charlie Bethel (Chief Executive at UK Men's Sheds Association)
  • Sarah Meek (Managing Director at Mates in Mind)
  • Tim Taylor (Head of Public Health at Leeds City Council)
Room 8, Palace of Westminster

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