Mens Health Matters Podcast #3: Mr Kootsy Canuto: “Half sick” & gender-specific GP services.

Third in our podcast series showcasing young researchers from the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health at the University of Adelaide, we hear from Kootsy Canuto, PhD student from the The Aboriginal Research Unit at SAHMRI led by Professor Alex Brown.

Running Sheet

What you will hear In this podcast “Half sick” & gender-specific GP services.”

  • 2:20 – Brief history about Kootsy and why he wanted to undertake his research
  • 4:07 – Why his research on health service utilisation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) men is important?
  • 6:03 – Key barriers to primary health care experienced by ATSI men & concept of “Half sick”
  • 8:13 – Gaps in this research area/Lack of evidence-based research
  • 9:08 – Conflicts within this area of research
  • 10:15 – Key focus of his research and methodology
  • 11:16 – Common themes emerging from his interviews with ATSI men/ feminisation of GP services as a barrier/ men calling out for a dedicated men’s GP service
  • 15:25 – What would a dedicated men’s GP service look like?/ Are there any examples of a dedicated men’s health service
  • 19:38 – Prof Gary WIttert (Director of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health) on whether preferences for health services is culturally specific or universal issue for men?
  • 22:45 – Where does Kootsy see himself over the next 5-10 years?
  • 24:25 – How best to contact Kootsy?

Listen to Kootsy here

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