Men’s Life Stage 1 | Young Men

A brief guide to being proactive about your health at this stage of your life.

Older men will often reflect on this stage in life as the “glory years”. Wonderful and confusing things are happening. You’re embarking on your first sexual relationships, leaving school, university and launching your careers. It’s time to live life to the full.

You don’t have time for things like ill-health to get in the way. At this stage in life, many men are faced with taking responsibility for their own health for the first time. It can be a daunting task.

You didn’t expect to hear words like ‘infertility’ and ‘testicular cancer’ before you turned 30; let alone the constant warnings about STDs.

Men sometimes have a reputation for ignoring problems like these until things turn serious. But tackling these issues head on and dealing with them early will help you get back to living and loving life.

After this stage, many men begin to focus on: Career. Family. Fun.

Areas to consider at this stage include:

Last updated Wednesday 10 February 2016

First published on Friday 26 June 2015