Australia targets men's healthBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7026.268a (Published 03 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:268
- Christopher Zinn
Australia's aggressively “macho” men have been targeted by what is being billed as the world's first blueprint to tackle male health problems. The draft policy, unveiled by the federal health minister, Carmen Lawrence, is aimed at critically examining men's health in the same way that women's health was examined in the 1980s.
Dr Lawrence said that the federal government would spend up to A$4m (pounds sterling2m) on the first stage of the strategy. “The conventional approach to men's health is to deal with injuries, disease, and conditions in …