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LONDON - Lower life expectancy, rising levels of male cancers and common sexual problems have created a crisis in men's health and prompted calls to get male private parts on a global health agenda, an expert said today.

Figures suggest that in some ways, men's health is no better than it was 30 years ago.

Health services and doctors have been slow to respond to male health needs said professor Siegfried Meryn, the president of the International Society for Men's Health.

At the first International Men's Health Week, health groups are calling for policies and services to meet men's needs.


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