The Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health

About the study

In 2010, the Australian Government released the National Male Health Policy to address the special health needs of Australian males. As part of that policy, the Ten to Men study was commissioned. 

Visit the Ten to Men website.

Our purpose

Ten to Men is a national research initiative aimed at filling the gaps in knowledge about why males on average have poorer health outcomes than females, and why certain groups of males have poorer health than males in general. The knowledge gained in the study will be used to improve programs and policies for male health in Australia.  

The study is longitudinal – meaning that we will return to participants every few years for an update so that we can understand how changing life stages and circumstances might affect health and wellbeing over time.

Our objectives

The objectives of Ten to Men are to:

  • examine male health and its key determinants including social, economic, environmental and behavioural factors that affect the length and quality of life of Australian males
  • address key research gaps about the health of Australian males such as men’s health and risk behaviour in life, while accounting for social, economic and environmental changes
  • identify policy opportunities for improving the health and wellbeing of males and providing support for males at key life stages, particularly those at risk of poor health.

The study is being conducted by researchers at the Australian Institute of Family Studies and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care.

The first of its kind in Australia, the study will follow participants over time and provide an important resource for improving the health of Australian men and boys.