Male doctors are now the primary providers of male medicine.
They are the only men’s healthcare provider that can treat male infertility, male lactation, and male medicine, according to a new report from the Center for Health Equity and Access.
The report, Male Medicine: A Healthier Way to Prevent and Treat Male Infertility and Male Lactation , argues that the gender divide in medicine and the lack of female doctors is harming male health.
In the past, the focus was on male-only medicine.
“We wanted to look at this as an opportunity to change the paradigm,” says Dr. James L. Smith, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at New York University School of Medicine and the study’s lead author.
“This report is really about addressing this issue as an alternative to traditional medicine.”
Men have a higher risk for disease than women, so women need male healthcare to manage their health and prevent disease, according the report.
Smith, who also teaches at the University of Washington, points out that men’s health is a universal value and the focus should be on treating men’s issues instead of just female ones.
There is still a significant gender gap in the way men and women are treated by doctors.
It’s also important to recognize that men are more likely to be in their early 20s and live in the rural areas that are most affected by the pandemic, Smith says.
One study found that men tend to have lower rates of mortality, which can have negative implications for their health.
Another study showed that men were twice as likely to die from a stroke, a serious condition that can be deadly.
As a result, many doctors don’t see male patients because they don’t have the experience of treating a female patient, Smith explains.
Many male doctors are struggling to get reimbursed for their male patients.
If you want to treat men, you have to go to a doctor who has experience treating women, which often means female physicians, Smith adds.
However, Smith emphasizes that he is not trying to minimize the need for female healthcare.
He just wants to help women make a better choice.
This article was first published at Business Insider.