NOVEMBER IS MEN'S HEALTH MONTH; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 165
(House of Representatives - November 05, 2015)

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                     NOVEMBER IS MEN'S HEALTH MONTH

  (Ms. KELLY of Illinois asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute.)
  Ms. KELLY of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, in our national conversation on 
health and health disparities, we often forget that men face some 
unique health and health access challenges. So I rise today on behalf 
of men around the world to recognize November as Men's Health Month and 
to raise awareness for men's health issues.
  Today American men face a mortality rate 41 percent higher than 
women. Life expectancy for men is 76 years compared to 81 for women. 
American men face a higher mortality rate than women for 8 of the 10 
leading causes of death, including cancer, liver disease, and heart 
disease. Additionally, men are at increased risk of mental health 
problems and 4.1 times more likely to commit suicide than women.
  These are serious issues facing men around the world. Every November 
men around the world grow out their mustaches to raise awareness for 
these and other issues facing men. While I won't be able to join my 
colleagues in growing facial hair to raise awareness, I will be working 
behind the scenes to spread the word. In the meantime, I urge my 
colleagues to become educated about men's health and to stay healthy.