Gender Based Violence

Men’€™s health

Strong men are often silent men and when it comes to health care, silence is dangerous. A man'€™s reluctance to go for a medical check-up or to get information from the local clinic may have devastating consequences for his health. Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer in South Africa, but few men will talk about this illness. Two notable exceptions are former President Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu who have both had treatment for prostrate cancer. According to the Cancer Association of South Africa 1 in 31 males are suffering from prostate cancer but there'€™s still a deafening silence around this issue.
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