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International Journal of Men's Health

The coverage of prostate cancer and impotence in four popular men’s magazines

The coverage of prostate cancer and impotence in four popular men’s magazines William Hoon The purpose of this study was to explore popular press coverage of two men’s health issues, prostate cancer and impotence, in four magazines with large male readerships. The four magazines examined were: Gentleman’s Quarterly, Esquire, Men’s Health, and Ebony published between […]

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Measuring masculine body ideal distress: development of a measure

Measuring masculine body ideal distress: development of a measure Sara B. Kimmel This paper describes the construction of the Masculine Body Ideal Distress Scale (MBIDS) and an initial study examining its psychometric properties. For the study, 154 mostly Caucasian and heterosexual college males completed the MBIDS along with a measure of body dissatisfaction and a […]

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That Black Men Might Live: My Fight Against Prostate Cancer

That Black Men Might Live: My Fight Against Prostate Cancer Isaac Powell That Black Men Might Live: My Fight Against Prostate Cancer by Charles Williams & Vernon A. Williams. Hilton Publishing, 2003, pp. 138. That Black Men Might Live is an outstanding testimony of a Black man’s fight against prostate cancer. Every Black man and […]

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Gender identity construction and sexual orientation in sexually abused males

Gender identity construction and sexual orientation in sexually abused males Gilles Tremblay Male survivors of sexual abuse must struggle with confused emotions, including depression and anger. They react in a different way than females, however, in that the sexual abuse forces men to face issues of gender-role identity and sexual orientation. These are questions at […]

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reaching men to end gender-based violence and promote sexual and reproductive health

The men as partners program in South Africa: reaching men to end gender-based violence and promote sexual and reproductive health Dean Peacock This article presents lessons learned from the Men as Partners (MAP) Program in South Africa. MAP is an ongoing, multifaceted intervention designed to engage men in reducing gender-based violence and to promote men’s […]

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a comparison of the physical attractiveness preferences of gay and heterosexual men

The muscular male: a comparison of the physical attractiveness preferences of gay and heterosexual men Viren Swami This study examined the association between sexual orientation and the perception of men’s physical attractiveness. Twenty-seven heterosexual men and 23 gay men were asked to rate, according to physical attractiveness, a series of images of real men with […]

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Using imagery to predict weightlifting dependency in men

Using imagery to predict weightlifting dependency in men K.J. Munroe-Chandler The purpose of this study was to examine imagery use in recreational weightlifters. Participants were 415 male weightlifters, ages 18 to 62 years (Mage = 25.91 [+ or -] 7.6 years). Weightlifters used appearance imagery the most, followed by technique and energy imagery (M = […]

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Body image satisfaction in Scottish men and its implications for promoting healthy behaviors

Body image satisfaction in Scottish men and its implications for promoting healthy behaviors Kerri E. McPherson The present study considers the body mass index and waist measurement at which men express body weight and shape satisfaction. The role of body aesthetics is an important consideration for those who are trying to encourage eating behaviour modification […]

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understanding reasons for and effects of involvement in commercial sex

Gay and bisexual male escorts who advertise on the Internet: understanding reasons for and effects of involvement in commercial sex Jude M. Uy The growing research on male commercial sex work has primarily concentrated on adolescent hustlers and street-based workers. Few studies have addressed the specific characteristics of adult male gay or bisexually identified escorts […]

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Prison masculinities

Prison masculinities – Book Review Nancy E. Stoller edited by Don Sabo, Terry A. Kupers, and Willie London. Philadelphia: Temple University, 2001, 279 pp. Prison Masculinities is an ambitious, courageous anthology that utilizes autobiography, fiction, poetry, and disciplinary critique to examine the replication of masculinity within the U.S. prison system. The editors have succeeded admirably, […]