Australia’s leading authority on men’s health, Andrology Australia, hosted the Young Men’s Health Stakeholder Forum on the 3-4 March 2016 at Parliament House, Canberra. Attending were representatives of key stakeholder organisations (health services, research and government) and this included members of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health; Patrons Mr Graham Wakeling and Mr Jeff Naqvi, and Director Professor Gary Wittert. The forum explored contemporary issues affecting the health of younger Australian males, and Professor Wittert was invited to speak on chronic disease and its implication for young men.
Over the two day Forum, there was discussion on how best to address these issues as well as those on sexual and reproductive health, mental health and communication and connection to health information. Collaborative action plans were developed including agendas for inclusion in the next National Men’s Health Policy and the need to develop a younger men’s health check to be implemented within primary health care.