Thursday , October 6 2022

After antenatal care, 80% of men began to take more healthcare


Eight out of ten men in premature consultations became more careful about their own health, according to research released today (8) by the Ministry of Health. The study indicates that 72.25% of parents or those looked after interviewed for the portfolio were taking part in antenatal consultations with their partners. Of this total, 80.71% said this involvement motivated them to look after their health better.

"The data shows that paternity is the main entrance of the man to the health facility so that he can take care of himself," said the ministry.

In this third phase of the research on Human Health, Paternity and Care, 37,322 interviews were held with parents or care donors who took part in the paternity figure that followed the birth, delivery and after-class of children born in the United Health System (SUS) in the year 2015.

The aim of the study, according to the report, is to obtain data on health access, admission and healthcare in public health services and to gather information about the father's involvement with antenatal care and child's birth. Information was collected between March 2017 and March this year.


Although the survey refers to increased health awareness, the number of men who do not care for their health is still high. When asked about the practice of seeking public health organizations, 36.36% of the interviewees said they did not have the habit of accessing these places. Of this total, 47.57% (6,455) reported that they never needed, lacked interest or did not like the hospital.

"A number of injuries could be avoided if men were taking regular preventative action," said the ministry.

Green November

The November theme of the November this year's campaign is Dyn, from Childhood to Old Age, Caring for Your Health, from November to November. The proposal, according to the briefing, is to draw attention to the population, managers and health professionals to the importance of looking at the health of a man in a comprehensive way, and not just for the prostate issue.

Throughout the month, the ministry will intensify communications on social networks, on television and radio, as well as hosting campaign-related events. On the 14th, the 4th Forum will be Human: Public Policy Discussion for Human Health will be held at the Union Audit Court (TCU), in Brasilia. The meeting is a partnership with the Lado and Lado Foundation, the National Rural Apprenticeships Service (Senar), the Trade Trade Service (SESC) and the Brazilian Urology Association (SBU). Already on days 21 and 22, the portfolio promotes the International Symposium: Integrated Health of Human Health and Construction and Participation Careline Planning. The event will take place at the Paranoá Regional Hospital, in Brasilia, with the presence of Noel Richardson, Ireland's representative, the first country to implement human health policy. Also attending the meeting is Professor Brasília University (UnB) Muna Muhammad Odeh.


Data in the Ministry show that, in 2017, there were 533 million outpatient visits and 4.3 million hospital procedures registered in the SUS in men. In the same period, under the partner's antenatal strategy, 3,795 consultations and 31,732 HIV and syphilis tests were registered in the partner or in the pregnant woman.

Msotra Mortality Information System, which died in 2016, 736,842 men across the country. The main causes of death include: different types of cancer (112,272), such as prostate, liver, lungs and skin; heart disease (68,018); aggressive (56,409); accidents (84,139), in particular transport (31,565); cerebrovascular diseases (51,753) and flu and pneumonia (41,695).

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