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International Journal of Men's Health

A Poor Man’s Plight: Uncovering the Disparity in Men’s Health

A Poor Man’s Plight: Uncovering the Disparity in Men’s Health – Book Review Ellen Annandale by John A. Rich and Marguerite Ro. Battle Creek, MI: Community Voices, The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 2002, ii + 30 pp. Although it is not apparent from the title, this report concerns the health crisis of “men of color” in […]

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Prostate cancer and masculinity in Australian society: a case of stolen identity?

Prostate cancer and masculinity in Australian society: a case of stolen identity? Alex Broom This article examines the relationship between cultural constructions of masculinity and men’s experiences of prostate cancer in Australian society. Drawing on the results of a qualitative study involving in-depth interviews with 33 men with prostate cancer, this article focuses on the […]

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The Psychology of Men’s Health

The Psychology of Men’s Health – Book Review Eric S. Mankowski by Christina Lee and R. Glynn Owens. Philadelphia: Open University Press, 2002, 150 pp. Lee and Owens’ The Psychology of Men’s Health, like Sabo & Gordon’s Men’s Health and Illness (1995), reviews the growing body of theory and research on the relationship between masculine […]

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a two-phase formative behavioral investigation using the internet

Masculinity, body image, and sexual behavior in HIV-seropositive gay men: a two-phase formative behavioral investigation using the internet Perry N. Halkitis The purpose of this study was to understand the synergistic relationships between conceptions of masculinity, body image, and sexual behavior in HIV-positive gay men. The data were drawn from a two-phase formative behavioral mixed […]

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Key determinants of the health and well-being of men and boys

Key determinants of the health and well-being of men and boys Will H. Courtenay Men in the United States suffer more severe chronic conditions and die six years younger than women. For all leading causes of death, and in every age group, men and boys have higher death rates than women and girls. Despite these […]

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Retired men, retired bodies

Retired men, retired bodies Murray J.N. Drummond Although a growing body of literature has emerged around young men’s body image, little literature exists on older men’s body image. This paper focuses on in-depth, qualitative data obtained during a focus group from six older, retired men (58 to 85 years) involved in formal physical activity sessions, […]

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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 […]