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[Editorial] Gender and health are also about boys and men

Attention to the gendered dimensions of health has tended to focus on improving the disadvantages and vulnerability of girls and women. But to fully understand the ways that gender shapes how people live, work, and optimise health, more awareness is needed about the circumstances of men’s lives that adversely affect their health. Men consistently experience shorter lifespans, greater threats to health and safety, and less access to health care than women.