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Study: Half of men don’t go to the doctor
USA Today

About half of men ages 18 to 50 don’t have a primary-care physician, and a third haven’t had a checkup in more than a year, a new survey shows. In fact, about 40% of men in their 40s have never had their cholesterol tested, and 70% have never had a prostate exam, according the national survey of 519 men, commissioned by Esquire magazine ( “It’s a stereotype about men that they don’t like to go to the doctor, that they’d rather just go when there’s a problem,” says Ryan D’Agostino, articles editor for Esquire. “We had hoped it wasn’t this true,” he says, but the survey found 45% don’t even have a primary-care doctor.