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Every June, Americans are reminded to reach out to the father figures in their lives and thank them for all that they do. But Father’s Day is not the only day in June that is dedicated to celebrating men. The month of June is recognized as Men’s Health Month, building upon the connection to men and fathers that comes naturally from the celebration of Father’s Day.
In addition, National Men’s Health Week was passed by Congress and signed into law by former President Bill Clinton in 1994, and has since been adopted by health advocates around the world. It is observed every year during the week of June that ends on Father’s Day, with this year’s dates being June 13th through the 19th
The designation of June as a special period of awareness for men is done with the intention of increasing the public’s knowledge of the status of men’s health and of the issues that impact men the most.