MANday: The Health Disparity Between Women and Men

The gender gap when it comes to health and longevity statistically show that men die younger than women (Havard Health, 2019). Behavioral factors, social factors, and even biological factors are reasons for this gender gap. Both men and women have a pair of the X chromosome, but men are the ones who have the Y chromosome. The Y chromosome is only about 1/3 as large as the X chromosome, contains fewer genes, and may be linked to diseases that contribute to the excess male mortality throughout life (Harvard Health, 2019).
Men can’t change their Y chromosome but can still make the necessary changes to close this gap and it starts with obtaining a full Urological wellness evaluation at The Y Factor. Diet, exercise, stop smoking, and stop alcohol use are very common health recommendations made to men, but actually complying is a different conversation. Here are some questions to determine if you are up to date on your Urological wellness:
  1. Do you know your sperm count?
  2. Do you know your testosterone level?
  3. Have you ever had a full urological wellness evaluation?
  4. Are you completely satisfied with your sexual performance?
  5. Have you had a genital physical examination with the last year?
If you answered “NO” to any of the questions above, then it contributes to the confirmation on why men die younger than women. Change the men’s health conversation by taking the initiative to obtain a urological wellness evaluation.
“Women Have OB-GYNs | Men Have The Y Factor!”
Harvard Health. (2019). Mars vs. Venus: The Gender Gap in Health. Retrieved from:

Tristan Grimaldo, DNP, APRN, MHSM, FNP-BC
Dr. Tristan Grimaldo is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with a clinical doctorate specializing in reproductive urology. He is the Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) and Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO) for The Y Factor- Men’s Urological Wellness & Fertility. He is also a professor at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in Houston, TX and teaches at the graduate level. Dr. Grimaldo was recognized and awarded as the Most Outstanding Doctoral Student of 2017 by TWU and was inducted into the honor societies Sigma Theta Tau & Epsilon Omega Epsilon. Outside of work, Dr. Grimaldo is an avid fitness junkie and enjoys lifting weights, running and playing basketball. He is also a huge car guy and appreciates anything with a motor.

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