#EstadoDeMéxico.- With the aim of reinforcing disease prevention actions and promoting healthy lifestyles in men and adolescents, the Secretary of Health, Francisco Fernández Clamont, led the commemoration of International Men’s Day and inaugurated the Mexiquense Men’s Health Day.
This event took place at the San Mateo Atenco Specialized Center for Primary Health Care of the State of Mexico Health Institute (ISEM), where he said that men represent 48.6 percent of the total population of the State of Mexico and 34 percent of all men are over 40 years of age.
He said that this population group is prone to present prostate cancer, which manifests itself with fibrous malformations in this male gland, for which he made a call to reduce risk factors for this disease, such as the consumption of alcohol, cigarettes, processed foods and red meat.
He also urged them to go to the first level medical attention units to detect this and other diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular events, in addition to mental and emotional health, which, he assured, is fundamental for the wellbeing and full development of the human being.
During the Health Day, service modules were set up to access services such as no-scalpel vasectomy, prostate antigen tests, somatometry, glucose and lipid profile detection, family planning counseling, nutritional orientation, addiction detection, gender violence and sexual health counseling.
In the medical unit that hosted this event, a No Scalpel Vasectomy Campaign was held, which has so far benefited just over 60 men from the Toluca Valley Metropolitan Area.