Understanding inequities in men’s health in Australia: What do we know?

James Smith, Murray Drummond, Mick Adams, Jason Bonson, Benjamin Christie

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This chapter presents information about the health of two of the priority groups: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males and gay men. It also presents the national data to outline the health inequities experienced by these two marginalized groups. The chapter draws on empirical research to outline the unique health needs and priorities identified by these groups and discusses the implications for future research, policy, and practice. It explores the empirical research findings from a small qualitative study with Indigenous men living in remote communities across the Northern Territory to discuss the contemporary health issues they face. In Australia, the observation necessitates a much greater investment in health promotion and prevention activities tailored to the health needs of men. Recognizing that education plays a pivotal role in supporting the health and well-being of men living in remote Indigenous communities in Australia is important.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMen’s Health Equity
Subtitle of host publicationA Handbook
EditorsDerek M. Griffith, Marino A. Bruce, Roland J. Thorpe (Jr.)
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781315167428
ISBN (Print)9781138052970
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males
  • gay men
  • Health inequities
  • Indigenous men
  • health promotion


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