As it is ‘Blue September’, the month where many people ‘Paint themselves Blue’ to raise awareness of the three specific male cancers; Penile, Prostrate and Testicular, the MigMag well-being team thought that we would take a look at the cancer that is most likely to affect younger men – Testicular Cancer!
MigMag have spoken to Testicular Cancer survivor, Ian Broughall. Ian, ex-Nokia Project Manager, founder of Samian Solutions & avid footie fan, now actively campaigns for the need for early detection of the male disease through self – examination. Last year, Ian produced the brilliant video for the ‘Check Your Balls’ Campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the need for all males, to regularly check their ‘balls’ for any unusual lumps!
First we will tell you a little bit about Testicular Cancer.
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The 2012 Stonewall School report identified that to be a gay young person at school condemns you to be a social outcast. With more than 55% reporting of homophobic bullying, complacency from school staff of language used from ‘poof’, ‘lezza’ and ‘you’re so gay’ as terms of insult to outright physical abuse.
The consequences of this can be devastating from self-esteem issues, depression and other mental health conditions to underachievement at school. MigMag talks to 2 young people about their personal experiences.
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We are in 21st Century Britain – discrimination is unlawful, we accept people, we don’t care about their backgrounds, skin colour, whether their boys or girls, whether boys like boys or girls like girls. Those thoughts are pre-historic probably for our parents or at the very least our grandparents. These days there are no barriers for any of us to achieve and be what we want to be, we love the minority and celebrate our differences – ‘live and let live’ that’s our philosophy. Is that really the case? In the following interviews we will ask 2 teenagers their experiences of being ‘gay’
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