Movember - are you joining the hairiest month for men's health?

The moustache has become a symbol of men's health during November and this year the Movember charity project is back. INXS musician Kirk Pengilly, a prostate cancer survivor, has his signature moustache shaved to prepare for the start of Movember Credit: PA - writes itv.com.

Organisers say fathers, partners, brothers and friends are facing a health crisis "that isn’t being talked about. Men are dying too young".

INXS musician Kirk Pengilly, a prostate cancer survivor, has his signature moustache shaved to prepare for the start of Movember Credit: PA

Organisers say fathers, partners, brothers and friends are facing a health crisis "that isn’t being talked about. Men are dying too young".

The state of men’s health is in crisis. Men experience worse longer-term health than women and die on average six years earlier.

Prostate cancer rates will double in the next 15 years. Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50.

Three quarters of suicides are men. Poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own life every year. That’s one every minute.

– MOVEMBER

The annual campaign raises awareness and funds for male health problems by getting men sponsored for growing a moustache throughout the month.

Now operating in more than 20 countries, Movember has generated millions of pounds around the world.

Read also: November: free entertainment for the whole family in London and other cities in the UK

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