Man to Man

Gay men's health made easy - the manual for men who have sex with men

One man in five will die before he reaches 65, two in five before the age of 75. Not with Man To Man.

What’s the biggest risk to your health? Being gay or being a man? The answer is a bit of both. Men are generally less healthy than women and gay men generally less healthy than our straight brethren. The good news is that a few little changes can make a big difference. Man to Man covers:

  • how to have better sex
  • how to come out
  • how to be good to your head
  • how to be good to your heart
  • how to get active
  • how to get help or support when you need it.

Man to Man also answers all the frequently-asked questions on the male tackle.

The 36 page full colour A5 booklet, written by Kristian Johns and Jim Pollard and developed with GMFA, the gay men's health charity, is full of simple, practical tips that will improve the health of pretty much any man who has sex with other men.

Men's Health Forum mini manuals: men’s health made easy.

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Full contents list
  • What's the point?
    Are gay men less healthy?
  • How to handle your tackle
    FAQs on the penis and testicles 
    STIs and HIV
    Safer sex - greater sex
    Prostates - the male G spot
  • How to be good to your heart
  • How to be good to your head
    Signs of the stress
    Coming out
    Making relationships work
    Tips for better sleep
  • You are what you eat
    Eating disorders
    Alcohol
    How to beat bowel cancer
    Eat well top tips 
  • How to get active
    What does regular physical activity mean?
    Need to lose weight?
  • Small change - big difference
    Smoking
    Addictions
    How dangerous is the sun?
    Hair loss
    Technology
    Eyes, ears and teeth
  • What to do when you're ill
  • Who can help?
'By gay men, for gay men. And it couldn't be easier to read.'

The Men's Health Forum is a member of the NHS England Information Standard and this new man manual is fully compliant. This means it is fully-referenced, has been peer-reviewed by our team of medics led by Dr John Chisholm, the Men's Health Forum's chair of trustees, and also road-tested with men. You can have confidence that this is a reliable source of quality evidence-based health information.

 

The Men’s Health Forum need your support

It’s tough for men to ask for help but if you don’t ask when you need it, things generally only get worse. So we’re asking.

In the UK, one man in five dies before the age of 65. If we had health policies and services that better reflected the needs of the whole population, it might not be like that. But it is. Policies and services and indeed men have been like this for a long time and they don’t change overnight just because we want them to.

It’s true that the UK’s men don’t have it bad compared to some other groups. We’re not asking you to ‘feel sorry’ for men or put them first. We’re talking here about something more complicated, something that falls outside the traditional charity fund-raising model of ‘doing something for those less fortunate than ourselves’. That model raises money but it seldom changes much. We’re talking about changing the way we look at the world. There is nothing inevitable about premature male death. Services accessible to all, a population better informed. These would benefit everyone - rich and poor, young and old, male and female - and that’s what we’re campaigning for.

We’re not asking you to look at images of pity, we’re just asking you to look around at the society you live in, at the men you know and at the families with sons, fathers and grandads missing.

Here’s our fund-raising page - please chip in if you can.