Monique Terrell, Atlanta: “It’s not just black men. It’s an African-American community issue and a lot of it has to do with communication.... There are a lot of myths that still exist pertaining to health. I think that kind of wards off a lot of people to preventative health.” Photo by Vincent Christie.
Cornelius Savage, Atlanta: “The reason men don’t go to the doctor, not so much black men but [all] men, is a general reluctancy to admit something is wrong. To go to the doctor is to say that there is something wrong with me physically that I can’t suck up and muscle through...” Photo by Vincent Christie.
Tamica Moon, Tucker: “I think the reason why black males don’t go to the doctor is because they don’t have a woman in their life... Usually women are the ones to make sure that everyone in the family is healthy... [Men] need a strong woman present in their life...” Photo by Vincent Christie.