Gathered Mayo Clinic Connect’ers – I just responded to an invitation from “Mayo Clinic Connect” to sign up to be, and participate as, one of the Mayo Clinic Champions. I filled in my email and clicked, and I assume that I am now among those “Mayo Champs.”
Anyhoo, I, previously had written and published, an article opinion piece on my personal web page entitled: “Adventures In Male ‘Agri-Care’: ‘Mushrooms’ Fertilized With Testosterone.” It is my opinion, based on what I have seen and experienced over my three-score plus fifteen-plus years roaming the planet. I share it, now, with those gathered here, as an FWIW FYI, and for use by Mayo Clinic Connect.
ADVENTURES IN MALE “AGRI-CARE’: ‘MUSHROOMS’ FERTILIZED WITH TESTOSTERONE.
Recent investigative inquiries and researching of information about the whys, wherefores, what-is-it and what-to-expect in treatment of male-exclusive medical problems caused us to learn a curious societal thing about men’s versus women’s health issues in our U.S. culture.
Whereas, as a group, women seem to be well organized, centered, and proactively communicative on seeing that American society focuses on increasing awareness and getting-the-word-out about health issues specific to women. Women obtain and garner high-levels of private and government program funding, pursuing female-focused research investigation efforts, and the successful treatment of the panoply of their female-centric health issues. For example, Women have Sarah G, Komen For The Cure (of Breast Cancer), National Wear Red Day, American Women’s Health Awareness & A Myriad of Gynecologic Cancer Support & Info Events, and they maintain sizable levels of NIH National Cancer Institute Women’s Health Research, American Cancer Society, National Foundation For Cancer Research Funding, et al, while men, comparatively, have and get mostly “Bupkis.”
There are no significant equivalent awareness undertakings, getting-the-word-out efforts about men’s health issues or levels of funding, active research efforts or overall male-specific medical problem treatment infrastructures, which focus on male-specific health issues… in a like manner as exists for female-specific medical issues.
On a comparative basis at the societal and cultural level on this Male vs. Female health point, when it comes to male-centric/male-specific health information and support, men are kept in the dark and fed the standard fertilizer food fed to all mushrooms on mushroom farms, “Horse Manure & B.S.” Information and funding for men, as compared to the “All You Can Eat-Learn” Buffet of female-specific health information and funding support made available to the greater Divine Ya-Ya Secrets Sisterhood collective of women, is minuscule. Men are cast a drift, left on their own, and treated like just so many “mushrooms” on a mushroom farm.
Men keep being told, “Trust us. There is a Polo pony somewhere in that pile of mushroom food.”
Evidence of this is that one never sees a local town, village or city blocking and cordoning off streets so a thundering herd of assorted size, shape and age men and boys wearing blue tee-shirts can be turned loose to run or walk to race 5-kilometers or even one-foot “For The BPH-Prostate Cancer Cure,” treatment, research, and eradication of any other of the male-centric medical maladies. [Copyright © 2017. All rights reserved Joseph A. Poliakon. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form except for “Fair Use,” as stipulated in the Copyright, Fair Use, Intellectual Property Rights Notice and Policy on Rights].