As an example, only 20% of elementary & middle school teachers in the US are male, similar to the percentage of software engineers who are female. Are there any government programs in place to address the underrepresentation of men in teaching and other professions such as nursing? Programs which only address the number of men studying in under-represented fields would also count, similar to the efforts by the Obama administration to increase the number of women taking up STEM subjects.
Given that Western society currently accepts the axiom "men and women are exactly equal", we must presume that there's men out there who want to become teachers but cannot do so due to societal pressure, educational factors or outright discrimination. Therefore the government could be expected to work to address these issues.