Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Louise O’Reilly TD has today published her party’s policy document “Young Men’s Health Matters”.
Speaking from Leinster House, Teachta O’Reilly said:
“There have been many improvements across the health service, however, despite the changes and advances in health care, young men’s health needs have oftentimes been forgotten.
“This document seeks to outline Sinn Féin’s vision for young men’s health and to show that
young men’s health matters.
“It is crucial that young men take care of their health and take a stake in their physical and mental wellbeing.
“To do that it is important that they are informed and educated about what is best for their health, and that the health service has the services in place to respond to the needs of young men.
“For a variety of reasons some young men may not be aware of their different health needs and may struggle to know how and where to access services.
“We must ensure services are readily available and responsive to the needs of young men, whether that is cancer care services, sexual health services, addiction services, or even the provision of sports and fitness facilities.
“To do that though, the health service, politicians, policy-makers, and society need to recognise the health needs of young men and make sure our services meet their needs.”