Raising awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide, “Movember” involves the worldwide growth of moustaches in the month of November.

Since being established in 2003, the Movember Foundation has raised more than $800 million and funded over 1,200 projects in more than 20 countries.

We’ve delved through the archival content hosted the Exact Editions digital publishing platform, sharing four full magazine issues that can help us learn more about Movember, moustaches and men’s health.

BBC Science Focus Magazine

BBC Science Focus Magazine, October 2018.

In a single year, 770,000 people express suicidal feelings to Samaritans.

Movember focuses on a number of men’s health causes, with one of them being male suicide prevention. 

In the October 2018 issue of BBC Science Focus Magazine, Simon Crompton looks at current research into the causes of male suicide and how explores how it can be prevented.

Read the article, pages 70–75, here.


Dazed, Issue 61.

Dietmar Stohr, Winner of the 1997 International Beard and Moustache Championship.

In this issue of Dazed, writer Richard Baimbridge and photographer Tobias Nilsson profile the winners of the International Beard and Moustache Championships in Ystad, Sweden. 

Featuring an impressive range of facial hair, this series is likely to inspire some creative Movember efforts.

Read the article, pages 89–95, here.

Ceramic Review

Ceramic Review, January/Febuary 2014.

Lancashire-based potter Thomas Birnie’s moustache cup.

Ever heard of a moustache cup? Ceramic Review profile a niche pottery venture inspired by the Victorian drinking vessel which includes a semi-circular ledge with a small opening across the diameter.

As the “best means of diverting the tea and steam away from the moustache and into the mouth”, Lancashire potter Thomas Birnie created and sold his take on the moustache cup, with proceeds going to men’s health charities.

Read the article, pages 17–18, here.


FourFourTwo, November 2012.

From left to right: Frank Rijkaard, Marco Van Basten, Ruud Gullit.

Football magazine FourFourTwo shares some of football’s most iconic moustaches in a celebration of Movember entitled “Tache 1 Style 0”. 

Featuring facial hair as varied as Graham Sounness’ “perme-tache” and Ronald Spellbos’ “handlebar”, the aritcle showcases the moustache’s drastic evolution in style over time.

Read the article, pages 82–85, here.

Find out more:

You can find out learn about Movember on the official website, including more information on participations and donations.

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