Modern medicine increasingly understands phenomena specific to men's health. The notion of “men's health,” as distinguished from “women's health,” often centers on differences related to diseases of the reproductive organs, to conditions such as cardiovascular disease that manifest differently in part because of the influence of sex-specific hormones, or to shorter life expectancy for men vs women. This conceptualization of men's health, however, overlooks a central aspect of many men's lives—fatherhood.
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