Men's Health by the Numbers

A look at what's affecting men's health and longevity

Dr. Sprenkle with his team, discussing sexual and urinary problems men face as they age.

Urologists like Preston Sprenkle, MD, (center) can address sexual and urinary problems men often face as they age.

Credit: Robert A. Lisak

Statistics show that on average men don’t live as long as women, which is all the more reason for men to get routine health checkups. Yet, many don’t. “They’re often more likely to get their teeth cleaned than visit their doctor,” says Stanton Honig, MD, of Yale Medicine Urology. “Regular checkups give us an opportunity to discuss their overall health and help them take better care of themselves.” 

Urologists help men deal with health issues, including enlarged prostate, testicular and prostate cancer as well as erectile dysfunction and ejaculatory issues, says Yale Medicine urologist Harris Foster, MD. Often improving men's general health improves sexual and urinary function, too.

In the infographic below, we take a look at some factors impacting men's health and life expectancy.

Infographic on Men's Health - Why Don't Men Live as Long as Women

Yale Medicine urologists are available for appointments to discuss men's health issues.