Health education for men
If one supposes that the above formulated question as to whether men can change their health behavior at all can be answered with "yes", the next question immediately follows: "How can one make men aware of health-relevant topics?"
The fact that only a very small part of the health insurance free check-ups are used by men - only half as many men as women between the ages of 45 and 49 use check-ups - is an indication that "gender-neutral" prevention services are not available for men The development of gender-specific services, especially in prevention and health promotion, must play a fundamental role in health education.
Who should and can afford this health education?
Looking at men's health as a multitasking challenge to the health care system, it quickly becomes clear that, in addition to the usual suspects - doctors, health insurances, patients - it is mainly occupational health systems that are in demand. This is partly due to the fact that men spend a long time at work, but also because health-conscious behavior can be better coupled to bonus systems within a company than to health insurance bonus systems.
Not all possibilities have long since been exhausted. However, the goal of better body perception in men is only reached when they no longer regard blood pressure measurements as a confirmation of illness.