The future of men's health in a digital world can take a lesson from the past

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The future of men's health in a digital world can take a lesson from the past

Don't reinvent the wheel

In this Medcity News article, you'll learn about:

  • What we already know

" The scientific literature on men avoiding medical care is well established. We know the problem. Studies have shown that men use less preventive healthcare services than women, and do not seek immediate treatment for many of their unique health problems. "

  • Why there is a gap

" They might not visit a urologist, proctologist, reproductive endocrinologist, or another specialist until a specific diagnosis demands treatment. To that point in their medical journey, men are largely left alone to educate themselves on their unique needs. "

  • What we should do about it

" The transition to a digital world offers the healthcare and healthtech industries a fresh start. To break through the stigmas men face around engaging proactively with their own health, a more male-centric approach is needed. If men in the targeted demographic have a habit of playing games while sitting on their couch, design a health app that allows them to play games while sitting on their couch. "

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