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The Journal of Men's Health and Gender

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 28 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1031
  1. Tom O'Dowd (, professor of general practice
  1. Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    People are worried about men and their health. Inequalities in male health are staggering. Nine out of 10 prisoners are poorly educated young males from our urban blackspots. Half are on short term sentences of six months or so and many will return to prison.

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    In the deprived urban areas of Europe you will see many young girls pushing buggies with young babies. They usually travel in groups and you seldom see a male with them. They don't know it …

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