Gender Patterns Conspire Against Cuban Men

HAVANA TIMES, Oct. 3 – Assuming traditional gender patterns conspire against the health of Cuban men, who are over-represented in almost all the first causes of death in the island, with the exception of diabetes mellitus, a study published in the Revista Cubana de Salud Pública medical journal revealed.

In order to meet social expectations of success, “men participate more than women in activities that lead to risks to their health such as drinking alcoholic beverages, smoking, aggressive driving of vehicles, risky sexual behaviours and suicide, in addition to the lack of socialization to express their feelings and mental and physical sufferings,” the study pointed out, reported IPS.

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  • The systematic — and conscious — socializing of men is the key to making inroads into all these pathological ‘traditional’ activities. Just so people do not confuse even bourgeois-empirical “cause & effect” relations, let alone the dialectical variety.

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