November 20, 2020
Have you noticed more men with mustaches lately? Hopefully only through social media because it should’ve been covered by a mask! But if you’ve wondered what the moustache is all about- welcome to Movember!
According to Wikipedia and their website movember.com, Movember started almost two decades ago when a group of young men in Australia decided to grow moustaches to raise awareness for men’s health (including prostate cancer, testicular cancer and male suicide). This has since evolved into a global awareness campaign every November.
On the topic of men’s health I wanted to share some interesting facts and resources for you and the important men in your lives:
Men’s health is a huge topic and deserves more attention! If you haven’t already, please check out Olive Fertility’s new “Techno Tuesdays” series written by Dr Gary Nakhuda focusing on men’s health. The link can be found here: https://www.olivefertility.com/blog/gary
Cheers to the gentlemen in our lives- fathers, spouses, brothers, friends. Stay safe, healthy and fertile!
Movember. Wikipedia. Available at: URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movember
Our Story: Movember through the years. Available at: URL: https://ca.movember.com/about/history
Health adjusted Life expectancy, by sex. Statistics Canada. Available at: URL: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=1310037001
Cancer statistics at a glance. Canadian Cancer Society. Available at: URL: https://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-101/cancer-statistics-at-a-glance/?region=on
Health status of Canadians 2016. Public Health Agency of Canada. Available at: URL: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/publications/department-ministere/state-public-health-status-2016-etat-sante-publique-statut/alt/pdf-eng.pdf
Health at a glance. Suicide rates: an overview. Health Canada. Available at: URL: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/82-624-x/2012001/article/11696-eng.htm
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