Most of the guys I've spoken to seem to share this innate avoidance of healthcare. Shit, I'm a health editor and even I haven't been to the doctor this year — it's gonna happen, though, I swear! Maybe you haven't gone because you feel young and healthy (like I do), so why bother? Or maybe you're just busy or broke. Maybe you don't like feeling vulnerable, so getting your body checked out by a stranger sounds like the actual worst.
There are so many reasons you might skip a yearly checkup, but the truth is that as you get older, an annual physical becomes even more important. To tell us why, BuzzFeed Health spoke to Ana Fadich, MPH, vice president of the Men's Health Network, and Dr. Steven Lamm, director of the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health at NYU Langone Medical Center.
Here's what they wish men knew about going to the doctor: