Letters Science behind “man flu”

Article on “man flu” encourages negative views of male health

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k465 (Published 08 February 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k465
  1. Christopher Manlow, consultant in emergency medicine
  1. Emergency Department, Torbay Hospital, Torquay TQ2 7AA, UK
  1. chris.manlow{at}nhs.net

I know The BMJ’s Christmas issue is tongue in cheek, but Sue’s article on “man flu” is inappropriate.1 It panders to pejorative views of male health and is sexist.

Why is it acceptable for society and the medical …

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