Background The newly single man may be attending a consultation for an
issue related to the end of a relationship, or he may present for a
totally unrelated physical reason. The consultation with a newly
single man presents an opportunity to engage in health promotion
Objective Issues relevant to three discrete age groups: 14–25, 26–45, and
46–70 years, will be discussed and interventions will be outlined.
Discussion Health issues will vary according to the life stage and the age
of the man as well as his personal circumstances. However,
issues surrounding mental health (including suicidality), drug use
(including tobacco and alcohol), and sexual health are pertinent
and the presentation provides the general practitioner with the
opportunity to raise these issues and encourage discussion.
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