July 2011 spectra 87 - Male health

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«Checkpoints» to become gay health centres

Queer health. Not only is HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) prevalence higher in average among gay men than in the general population, but their general health is much poorer too. To counterbalance this trend, five health centres designed to respond specifically to gay men’s needs are to be set up in Switzerland. more


Men play sport and women cook

Gender differences and health. Men do more sport and feel mentally healthier than women. But they display shortcomings in their eating habits and suffer more often from diet-related illnesses. These conclusions are based on current data obtained from the diet and physical activity monitoring system MOSEB. more


At first hand

Editorial Martin Werner. In 2001, Parliament established a Gender Health Office within the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). In 2008, the «Gender and Health» focus report was published, containing precise core statements and recommendations, with the aim of promoting equal opportunities for both genders in terms of health and the quality of services. Men and women were to benefit from healthcare provision and health promotion services adequately suited to their biological and social gender. After twenty years of gender discussion, the fact that different needs and demands exist in this regard is nowadays almost entirely uncontested. more


The long road to a Law on Narcotics fit for today’s needs

Swiss drug policy. The revised Law on Narcotics (BetmG) and the respective ordinances are due to come into effect on 1 July 2011, finally providing a legal framework for the Swiss drug policy’s «fourfold» or» four-pillar» model that has been successfully implemented over the last twenty years. more


New platform for promoting a diversity approach in addiction

Infodrog, the Swiss Office for the Coordination of Addiction Facilities, offers a new national platform for addiction professionals to exchange experience and knowledge of «diversity in addiction work». This is an approach that takes account not only of migration and gender, but of all aspects of the complex of problems related to addiction. more