November is Men's Health Awareness Month across the globe. Men are putting down their razors and letting their facial hair grow in order to draw attention to, plus raise awareness about, men's health issues. With so much constant news about men's health issues, it’s easy to see that there are numerous topics vying for attention, including mental health, suicide prevention, heart health, obesity and cancer (such as prostate, testicular and lung cancer), and sexual dysfunction (ED), to name just a few.
What is Movember?
Movember is a globally leading charity that’s spearheading the drive to change the face of men's health. In this month of November 2021, the organization is urging everyone, not only men, to take action. This means encouraging open and honest communication about such typically “off-limit” topics such as mental health, prostate cancer, & ED (erectile dysfunction) as just a few examples. It also means providing education on how one should mentally and physically check themselves out. If something isn't right –physically or mentally – don't ignore it. Take immediate action to solve the problem!
Sadly, in our society’s stereotyping of men, Movember recently released figures that show almost sixty percent (60%) of men in the US admitted that they rarely or never speak about their mental health. It's a sad fact that in 2021, a man dies by suicide every minute across the globe, with males accounting for 75% of all suicides. On average globally, men are tending to die roughly six years earlier than women do.
Movember’s goal is to reduce the number of premature deaths among males by one-quarter over the next 9 years. For this year, the organization just announced funding for 34 separate projects that will support the mental health and well-being of both adult men
and young boys.
Since its creation in Australia all the way back in 2003, Movember has garnered a huge following worldwide, with over six million participants in its campaigns to date. This has resulted in millions of men worldwide being able to access programs that have genuinely helped change, re-shape and save their lives. To date, the organization has funded more than 1,250 health projects across twenty-three countries over the last eighteen years and has absolutely no intention of stopping there.
How Can I Get Involved in Movember 2021?
Here are some of the ways that you can participate:
Grow a Mo: Patchy, lopsided, itchy or epic – whatever Mo you grow this Movember, your face will raise funds and awareness for men’s health.
Move for Movember: Commit to running or walking 60 miles over the month, at your own pace. That’s 60 miles for the 60 men we lose to suicide each hour, every hour across the world.
Host a Mo event: Rally a crew and do something fun and easy. Hosting is all about having a good time for a good cause.
Mo your own way: Create your own challenge – it can be anything. A grueling test of physical endurance, or maybe something else entirely. Your efforts will help to contribute to changing the face of men’s health.
Mo Contests: Globally, organizations, men’s clubs, charities, universities, and businesses are holding contests that focus on men growing their facial hair to raise awareness for men’s health this November. From the University of Iowa Urology Department to the 20 trams with large moustaches roaming the streets of Brno in the Czech Republic, to 1,500 Lamborghinis with mustaches in the world’s major cities, competition provides a great way to raise awareness.
About Philadelphia Urology Associates
At Philadelphia Urology Associates, you will receive expert and experienced guidance and care. Dr. Bruce Sloane is a nationally renowned specialist in Men's Health issues and Age Management Medicine. Dr. Sloane also underwent an extensive training program and is Certified by the Kalish Institute to practice Functional Medicine in the Philadelphia area. Throughout Philadelphia County and the surrounding areas like Delaware County, patients seek his expertise and advice to treat their urological problems such as erectile dysfunction and other sexual performance issues. Using state-of-the-art equipment and having extensive specialized education and training, Dr. Sloane will find the treatments and solutions that will work for you.
If you have any questions about the treatments available for any urological disorders, we urge you to contact us now online or call us at (215) 563-1199 today to discuss how we can help you!