#3. Many men view the prostate gland as a vulnerability
That may be, but reproductive factors actually hold down the health gap between men and women. The
number of new prostate and breast cancers are closely matched, but women are about 45% more likely to die from their disease. Add malignant and benign diseases of the uterus and the perils of pregnancy and childbirth, and you’d suppose that women are the more fragile sex. Since they’re not, males must have important problems in other areas.